In pictures: Check out how Sunderland has fared in the snow

Freezing temperatures have seen Sunderland covered in a layer of snow and ice.

Friday, 1st February 2019, 11:27 am
Updated Friday, 1st February 2019, 11:28 am
The Wearmouth Bridge in Sunderland early on Friday morning. Image by Ryan Lim.

Earlier today traffic was brought to a standstill on a number of Wearside's busy roads as cars struggled to cope with the severe conditions.

These striking images taken by photographer Ryan Lim show how the likes of the Wearmouth Bridge and Sunderland's Vaux site look in the snowy weather.

The Vaux site in Sunderland. Image by Ryan Lim.

And it looks set to continue with the Met Office predicting further snow and sleet showers later today.

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Shoppers in Sunderland city centre. Image by Ryan Lim.
St Mary's Boulevard in Sunderland. Image by Ryan Lim.
St Mary's Boulevard in Sunderland. Image by Ryan Lim.