Motorists are bring urged to take extra care across the North East as many major routes have been covered.
Heavy snow fall and strong winds have left the A1, A19, A66 & A1M covered in snow.
⚠️ ⚠️ Take care out there as you head to work and on the school run. ⚠️ ⚠️ Some schools are expected to be closed across the north as the #A1, #A19 and #A66 and most major routes around the north have suffered heavy #snow fall. pic.twitter.com/Shiril3Zon
— Police Hour (@PoliceHour) January 18, 2018
While many major routes in towns and cities have also been covered leaving many roads difficult to navigate.
Gritting across many areas has failed as the snow has created air pockets allowing the snow to rest on top.
Snow began falling at 11pm last night and is expected to continue until 9am this morning.
A number of schools, colleges and Universities are expected to announce they could be closed for the day. Make sure you check ahead before traveling.