Rail passengers have been urged not to travel on Saturday by Virgin Trains East Coast.
They say they are unable to run any services north of Newcastle.
On our east coast route, due to extreme weather conditions we continue to advise customers not to travel today (Saturday 3 March). We are unable to run any services north of Newcastle.
For customers who would prefer to postpone their travel, tickets will also be valid for your journey on any Virgin Trains East Coast service between Sunday 4th March and Wednesday 7th March inclusive.
A full refund will be available to those who choose not to travel."
Police are urging drivers to avoid the area on the morning commute. Diversions are in place.
The alters of St Nicholas' Cathedral in Newcastle city centre are piled high with bedding while clothing lay in the aisles.