North East news LIVE: Drivers face disruption due to flooding on roads

Met Office snow warning to end sooner

The Met Office has updated their snow warning for County Durham and Northumberland.

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The yellow warning will now end sooner at 6pm on Thursday instead of midnight as conditions are set to approve.

It says: “Further spells of snow, heavy at times, will continue to affect parts of northern England and Scotland during Wednesday and Thursday.

“Snow is most likely to fall on higher ground, mainly above 200 to 300 m, but also to lower ground in the north of the areas later.

“Significant accumulations of 10 to 20 cm are possible, perhaps as much as 40 cm across the Grampians.

“This amount of snow could bring disruption to travel across trans-Pennines routes and the higher roads across the Southern Uplands and Grampians.”

What to expect

  • There is a small chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers
  • There is a slight chance that some rural communities could become cut off
  • There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected

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