Beast from the East: Latest updates

Our region is still feeling the effects of the 'Beast from the East' with roads and public transport services still impacted.

There is a Yellow Weather Warning in place for ice in the North East until 11am.

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The A1 re-opens between Alnwick and the Scottish Border

Highways England has announced that after working throughout the night, the A1 between Alnwick and the Scottish Border is now open.

The team have used a "Zaugg Rolba" snow blower to clear the way.

They say high winds caused continuing drifts overnight, which delayed their team's progress

Credit: Highways England

However, early on Saturday morning, Highways England shared the good news of the A1 re-opening with their followers on Twitter.

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Drivers are still being reminded to drive to the conditions and to stay safe.

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