Freezing weather earlier this week caused chaos for everyone - not least drivers.
But there is more to come - an icy blast from the East to push temperatures down even further next week.
ITV Tyne Tees sent our correspondent Dan Ashby on an advanced driving course on an airfield on the outskirts of York to learn the safest way to drive in such conditions.
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