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Full Report: Snow returns to the North East

Snow has once again been causing problems in parts of the region, even though Spring has officially begun.

The A66 has been closed all day by blizzards, leaving motorists with lengthy detours.

In North Yorkshire, more than twenty schools were closed in the west of the county.

Conditions have been better in the east, but more snow is expected and weather warnings are in force for the whole region tomorrow.

You can watch the full report from Claire Montgomery below.

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Police warn drivers after snowfall

Motorists are being warned by police to allow extra time on journeys as snow builds up across the region.

Drivers should be aware of icy patches, snow on the roads, and slippery surfaces. Police say drivers should moderate their speed and keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front.

Main roads are passable but secondary roads, particularly in Gateshead and Newcastle, have coverings of snow.

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Final heavy snow falls before wet weekend

A woman digs her way out of her home, after final snow falls in Tanfield County, Durham. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Heavy snow fell again today in several parts of the UK today: in the north and east of England, in the Midlands and in Scotland and Wales.

Temperatures are due to rise from tomorrow, hitting 4 degrees and reaching up to 10 degrees in parts of the south of the country on Sunday. Forecasters are warning of the high risk of flooding, as temperatures rise, the snow begins to melt, and rain begins to fall later this evening.

Shovelling snow in Tanfield County, Durham. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
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