First snow of 2019 has arrived in Sunderland

Sunderland residents are battling their way through the white stuff as the first snow of the year arrives.

Thursday, 17th January 2019, 9:15 am
Updated Friday, 18th January 2019, 12:34 am
The dogs still need walking in the snow.

The snow is falling thickly across the city and its starting to lie.

The weather in Sunderland is set to be wintry throughout today with forecasters predicting periods of icy conditions, below freezing conditions, sleet and light snow showers.

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Traffic appears to still be moving, but motorists are being warned to take necessary safety precautions

There are two Met Office warnings currently in place across the UK, with a yellow weather warning for ice in place for Sunderland until 11am this morning, as wintry conditions continue.

Make sure you wrap up warm if you need to go outdoors.

The dogs still need walking in the snow.
First snow of 2019 is coming down fast.
The beach is getting a coating of snow.
A covering of snow in Fulwell.
Vehicles making tracks in the snow this morning in Sunderland.