Severe delays on the A1(M) southbound from J65 A194(M) / A1 / A1231 / B1288 Birtley to J63 A167 / A183 (Chester-le-Street) - congestion on A1 to A19 (Seaton Burn Roundabout).
The top end of the A1(M) and the entire Western Bypass are severely delayed due to ice and snow and congestion on other surrounding roads.
More top news
Some roads and railways likely to be affected, and motorists are urged to take care on untreated roads
Emma brings you Saturday night's forecast
Rough sleeper Eddie Unthank, 24, used his blanket to help cars get a grip in the icy conditions as they tried to enter a car park.