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Drivers trapped by snow - dramatic pictures

Here are a selection of photos taken by Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team during last night's operation to free up to 100 vehicles trapped by snow on the A68 on the border of Northumberland and Scotland.

Many of the motorists were stuck for three hours.

Photo 1 from Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team Credit: TVMRT
Photo 2 from Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team Credit: TVMRT
Photo 3 from Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team Credit: TVMRT
Photo 4 from Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team Credit: TVMRT
Photo 1 from Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team Credit: TVMRT

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Pictures: 100 vehicles trapped in snow

The rescue operation Credit: BSARU

Heavy snowfall over Carter Bar on Wednesday night left 100 cars stranded in drifts on both sides of the border. Border Search and Rescue Unit were called out along with neighbouring Tweed Valley and teams from Northumberland to work with police in rescuing people.

In an operation lasting until the early hours, cars and lorries were towed back to clear road and to continue their journey from the border crossing on the A68.

100 vehicles were stuck Credit: BSARU

"The specialist vehicles we use for mountain rescue are perfect for this type of thing"

"The wild winter of 2010 saw us kept very busy with evacuating medical emergencies, snow clearance and various other weather-related operations,and we were delighted to be able to wade in again this time."

– BSARU's Damon Rodwell
100 vehicles trapped in snow Credit: BSARU

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Energy company wants to frack in North Yorks

Fracking could be carrie out near a village in North Yorks. Credit: ITV

An energy company is applying to carrying out fracking for gas near a village in the North York Moors.

Third Energy drilled for samples at Kirby Misperton last year, and believes there could be a significant new gas reservoir in the area.

Anti-fracking campaigners say they are concerned about contamination of the water supply.

The next stage will be a high risk assessment, before the full application goes ahead.

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