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Heavy snow in the region causes road closures

Parts of the North East have been hit with heavy snow, causing road closures in some parts of the region.

The A66 is currently closed westbound from Scotch Corner to Brough and eastbound from Bowes to Brough due to heavy snow.

Also, a weather warning is in place for Northumberland, with up to 5cm of snow expected in parts of the region.

Gateshead has also seen snow settling. The Met Office is warning drivers to take extra care on the roads.

Snow in Gateshead

Weather: Wednesday

Credit: Lee Hargreave

Outbreaks of rain and snow, perhaps low level snow initially, becoming more confined to the Cheviots and Pennines, with drier conditions developing elsewhere.

Feeling cold, with a brisk northeasterly breeze.

Maximum Temperature 7C.

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Weather: SNOW WARNING tomorrow

Heavy rain is likely to turn to snow in places early on Wednesday morning.

Credit: Met Office

Snowfall of 2-5 cm could occur in places, mainly above around 150 m, with perhaps 10 cm above 300 m.

This will bring a risk of difficult travel conditions for the morning peak travel period including slower than normal journey times, particularly for some cross-Pennine routes.

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