The A19 is now closed in both directions between the junctions with the A1130 and the A174, due to a serious accident. It is expected to reopen at 9.45am.
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Major routes were brought to a standstill, homes were left without power and more than a hundred schools were forced to close due to snow.
Ben Stokes is due to appear in court on an affray charge on the same day he would be making his international return.
It's causing chaos on the region's roads but the snow has created some stunning landscapes across the North East.