Cold weather can pose a real health risk to older and disabled people, but everyone can gain from preparing their homes for the cold.
Many parts of the region woke up heavy snow this morning. Here is a selection of scenes from across the region.
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Britain will be hit by one final fall of heavy snow today ahead of flooding fears over the weekend.
Scotland, northern England, the Midlands and the east will see the worst of the snow, with up to seven inches predicted over high ground, which is likely to cause more disruption for schools and travel networks.
Weather experts have warned of the risk of flooding tomorrow, as heavy rain moves in and rising temperatures spark a rapid thaw of the built-up snow and ice.
Temperatures will steadily rise from tomorrow to an average of 4C before reaching more than 10C in the south on Sunday followed by wet and windy weather next week.
It is currently snowing in some areas of Northumberland and there are difficult driving conditions, particularly on the A68 north of Stagshaw Bank.
All main roads in the force area are at the moment passable with care and the situation is being constantly monitored.
Officers continue to ask motorists to only travel if necessary, be aware of any snow and ice on the roads and to reduce their speed and drive according to the road conditions, keeping a safe distance from the vehicle in front.
Conditions remain difficult and police are asking motorists to take care on the roads during rush hour, particularly on secondary routes and side and rural roads.
A teenager, who has been critically ill in hospital after a sledging accident, is now in a more stable condition.
16-year-old Liam Stafford from Middlesbrough, suffered head injuries when his sledge hit a tree, near Flatts Lane in Normanby on Sunday.
He was airlifted to the James Cook University Hospital where he remains in a critical but stable condition.
A group of friends who built an igloo on the Stray in Harrogate have put it up for sale to raise money for charity. They describe it as " beautifully presented and smartly appointed" and have managed to attract bids of over £100.All of the proceeds will go to Yorkshire Cancer Research.
You can see the latest bid here.
Dr Thomlinson C of E Middle School
Greenhaugh First School Corbridge Middle School
Otterburn First School
Ellingham C of E Aided First School
Morpeth Stobhillgate First School
Barndale House School
Corbridge C of E Aided First School
St Michael's C of E First School
Haltwhistle Community Campus Upper School
Haltwhistle Community Campus Lower School
Chopwell Primary School
Glynwood Primary School
Roman Road Primary School
Ryton Community Infant School
St Aidan's CE Primary School
Annfield Plain Infant School
Annfield Plain Junior School
Beamish Primary School
Beechdale Nursery School
Belmont Community School
Benfieldside Primary School
Bishop Ian Ramsey CofE Primary School
Bowburn Junior School
Burnopfield Primary School
Castleside Primary School
Catchgate Primary School
Consett Academy Consett Infant School and Nursery Unit
Consett Junior School
Crook Nursery School
Crook Primary School
Delves Lane Infant SchoolDelves Lane Junior School
Elemore Hall School
Greenland Community Primary
Leadgate Infant and Nursery School
Leadgate Junior School
Moorside Primary School
Our Lady and St Joseph's RCVA Primary School
Oxhill Nursery School
Rookhope Primary School
Shotley Bridge Infants' School Shotley Bridge Junior School
St Joseph's RCVA Primary School
Villa Real School