Northumbria Police is advising motorists to take extra care on the region's roads due to the icy weather conditions. Officers say drivers should; moderate speeds, try not to brake sharply, beware of poor visibility, and watch out for pedestrians on roads when footpaths are too icy to use.
Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision on the B1257 near Sproxton in the Helmsley area.
At around 6.30pm on Thursday 5 December 2013, a white Mercedes Sprinter van and a black Mitsubishi L200 pick-up collided near the bottom of Sproxton bank.
The driver of the Mitsubishi was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Three children were also in the car and taken to hospital. Meanwhile, the driver of the Mercedes remains in a serious condition in hospital.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Traffic Constable Steve Wood. The incident number is 12130210863.
The A1046 Port Clarence Road in County Durham is closed due to flooding between the A178 Seaton Carew Road and Clarence Street.
Drivers in the North East have been labelled the most likely to take dangerous chances when driving on flooded roads, according to a survey.
Phil Rothwell, at the Environment Agency, said: "People die because they've taken risks just to save a few minutes."
Two lanes closed and queueing traffic due to a multi-vehicle accident on the A1(M) southbound at J64 A195 (Washington).
Lanes one and two (of three) are closed.
Fire & police are attending a 4 car crash on A1 south close to Washington http://t.co/a1AmRU19GE
Emergency services are on the A1 between the Kenton Bar roundabout and the Kingston Park/Gosforth turn off. Four vehicles are involved, one of which was on fire. The road is closed northbound.
The A19 is now closed in both directions between the junctions with the A1130 and the A174, due to a serious accident. It is expected to reopen at 9.45am.
The A19 southbound is closed between the junctions with the A1130 and the A174, due to a serious accident. It is expected to reopen at 9.45am.
Campaigners fighting to dual the A1 have put the argument that the current state of the road is damaging our business and taking lives to a government minister today.
There have been dozens of fatal accidents and many more serious injuries on the A1 in Northumberland over the last few years.
Businesses say they suffer financially and are not taken seriously internationally because the area lacks a dual carriageway.
You can watch the full report from Julie Harrison below.