Beast from the East: Latest updates

Our region is still feeling the effects of the 'Beast from the East' with roads and public transport services still impacted.

There is a Yellow Weather Warning in place for ice in the North East until 11am.

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WATCH: Firefighters work to clear snow mounds above A690 Sunderland to Durham road

Firefighters are working to clear mounds of snow that have gathered on the hillside above the westbound A690.

The carriageway is expected to remain closed for a time longer as Northumbria Police have deemed re-opening it too risky for drivers.

No services running north of Newcastle on Virgin Trains East Coast

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Rail passengers have been urged not to travel on Saturday by Virgin Trains East Coast.

They say they are unable to run any services north of Newcastle.

On our east coast route, due to extreme weather conditions we continue to advise customers not to travel today (Saturday 3 March). We are unable to run any services north of Newcastle.

For customers who would prefer to postpone their travel, tickets will also be valid for your journey on any Virgin Trains East Coast service between Sunday 4th March and Wednesday 7th March inclusive.

A full refund will be available to those who choose not to travel."

– Virgin Trains spokesperson
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