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.
Our Correspondent Gregg Easteal sent these pictures from Waskerley in County Durham.
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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.
"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."
Durham Police say a number of vehicles are stuck in the snow on the A68 at Waskerley, north of Stanhope.
There is heavy snow in parts of the county, including Durham city and Consett.
Drivers are being urged to be prepared for snowy and icy conditions.
Up to 100 vehicles were trapped in snow for three hours at Carter Bar, in North Northumberland at the border with Scotland. Four crews from Border Search and Rescue were at the scene and freed the vehicles. Everyone is now safe
Between 70 and 100 vehicles were trapped in snow last night on the A68 in North Northumberland at Carter Bar, on the border with Scotland.
Border Search and Rescue sent four mountain rescue teams.
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