Snow coats the North East and North Yorkshire as Storm Darcy blasts UK

Some drone shots of a snowy Houghton-le-Spring from our cameraman Pete Rossiter

Storm Darcy is to continue to cause traffic delays and other hazards throughout most of England.

The Met Office has yellow warnings for snow and ice current for the eastern half of Great Britain extending to the Shetland Islands, advising of potentially longer journey times by road, bus and rail. It has also cautioned people to be wary of slipping on ice.

Wintry weather has hit the North East and North Yorkshire and the region - and more snow and freezing winds are set to follow

Our reporter Gregg Easteal went out earlier this week, seeing how the weather has impacted those trying to make essential journeys on Teessdale.

Watch his report here:

The weather was welcomed by snow leopards at Northumberland Zoo, near Morpeth, who were spotted out enjoying the snow.

Also enjoying the weather was this dog in Northumberland, spotted playing in the surf.

Meanwhile in Redcar the seafront had to be closed off after parts of the Beacon were blown off by the weather.