Drivers face difficult conditions after snowfalls across Sunderland overnight

Sunderland has woken to snowy scenes this morning as the stretch of wintry conditions continue.

Wednesday, 10th February 2021, 9:19 am

Images taken from the North East Traffic Camera network shows how the roads have been left covered in snow overnight across the North East.

Its Twitter feed, @NELiveTraffic, said traffic was moving well, despite the “unfavourable” conditions.

Met Office meteorologist Clare Nasir said “temperatures will plummet wherever you are” today, Wednesday, February 10, and “strong winds” and snow will be “disruptive across many areas” in the UK.

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It says some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services, while people should take care on foot, as there is an increased chance of injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces.

The Met Office has also said there will be some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.

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Images from the @NELiveTraffic network showing the conditions on the seafront in Seaburn, top left, the junction with Newcastle Road and Carlton Road in Fulwell, top right, the A690 Durham Road, bottom left, and the A183 St Mary's Way in the city centre.

While snow showers are not expected to be as heavy or widespread as earlier in the week, its forecasters predict some persistent bands of snow showers.

It says between 5cm and 8cm of snow could fall in areas where there are longer flurries.

It added: “Icy stretches are possible overnight where surfaces are left wet from the partial melt of lying snow during the daytime.”

But while the North East’s temperatures are expected to remain between -2C and up to 3C, the Met Office has said areas of Scotland had already experienced conditions of down to -16C overnight.

A graphic shared by the Met Office showing the area covered by the yellow alert for snow.

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