There's queueing traffic and one lane is blocked southbound on the A1 due to broken down vehicle. It is stuck between J63 A167/A183 (Chester-le-Street) and J62 A690 (Carrville).
A markedly colder day, with a succession of blustery and increasingly wintry showers moving southeastwards, giving way to a bright but cold afternoon with some isolated snow showers possible.
Maximum Temperature 7C.
The Met Office has issued a weather warning for snow across the North East. 3-8 cm could accumulate by Thursday morning, especially over high ground.
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A cold and increasingly showery northwesterly flow is expected to develop during Wednesday and last through Thursday.
Accumulating snow is likely away from windward coastal districts, especially overnight. Across Northern England 3-6 cm could accumulate especially over high ground.
Over Scotland and Northern Ireland 5-10 cm is likely even at low levels, with more than 10 cm over high ground.
Strong and gusty winds will likely accompany snow showers, and lead to significantly reduced visibility at times, difficult driving conditions and temporary blizzards over high ground.
Services are being held across the region to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
Seventy specially designed candles have been made to mark the same number of years since the liberation of the largest concentration camp, Auschwitz and will be lit today.
Three have been given to the North East in Morpeth and County Durham.