More snow is due later today so drivers are being warned to drive carefully.
North Yorkshire could get up to 20 centimetres. The snow is expected to arrive around the late afternoon. The Met office have issued an amber warning.
Motorists in the North East are the most prepared drivers in the country for the winter weather, a new report says.
A poll of AA members showed more than a third of drivers in the region feel prepared - compared to just 17% in London.