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Snow settles across the North East and North Yorkshire

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In scenes many might have wished for four days ago, much of the North East and North Yorkshire has been covered in snow on Friday morning.

Difficult conditions on the region's roads. Credit: ITV News

The Met Office said their weather warning of snow across the North East and North Yorkshire was set to stay in place until around 3pm.

How snow is forecast to affect the UK. Credit: Met Office

It has issued a Yellow weather warning for the North East, which began at 3am and lasts until 3pm.

In North Yorkshire, a more serious Amber warning has been in place.

The A19, Teesside, Friday morning. Credit: ITV News

Highways England has urged drivers to make sure they are prepared for changing conditions.

Chris Chadwick, emergency planning officer with the organisation, said:

“Gritters are out treating our routes around the clock but it is still important to drive to the conditions when snow is forecast.

“If you need to travel, make sure you keep your distance and reduce your speed because, even in conditions that seem normal and the snow is not settling, it can be slippery if ice patches have formed, or where fresh salt has not been worked into the carriageway.

“Drivers should plan their journeys, monitor weather reports and pack a snow kit of blankets, food, water and a shovel if they really need to travel.”

Drivers are being warned to take extra care Credit: ITV