The A66 was closed in both directions due to snow between A67 and A685.
Several Drivers were stranded on the road from County Durham to Cumbria on Saturday when the so-called 'Mini-Beast from the East' arrived.
Poor driving conditions and heavy snow also caused a number of accidents.
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The snow gates were closed on Saturday afternoon as bad weather began and remained closed until Monday morning.
Motorists were turned back as they tried to cross the Pennines.
Others had been left stranded and unable to get back to their homes, between Brough and Bowes.
Traffic travelling from Barnard Castle was diverted at Bowes to head towards Scotch Corner, traffic travelling toward Brough was diverted towards Kirby Stephen.
On Teesside more than 30 runners had to be assisted by the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team as they were suffering from hypothermia.
Snow and high winds descended on the North York Moors, while a race from Helmsley to Guisborough was taking place on Saturday.
The race was cancelled at Kildale and Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called out for the fifteenth time this year.