LIVE Snow updates: Drivers face icy conditions as Met Office predicts further flurries as weather warning continues
Biting conditions continue across the North East as a Met Office yellow weather warning remains in place today, Thursday, February 11, with temperatures as cold as -8C expected tonight.
Its forecasters say while the day will remain largely dry with some sunshine, the region could see some snow showers, particularly later on in the day.
The Met Office also warns we should expect another severe frost and ice stretches overnight, with the temperatures feeling especially cold because of a brisk breeze.
The Northumberland coast in particular has been warned there will be snow showers as darkness falls and says the North East can expect it to drop to as low as -8C.
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Latest weather updates for Thursday, February 11
Last updated: Thursday, 11 February, 2021, 08:59
Good morning, we hope you're all keeping warm and safe as this chilling weather continues across our region.
This image shows just where is covered by the alert, which is set to last into tomorrow, Friday, February 12.
Here is what it says we can expect from today's forecast:
Today: A very cold start to the day with a widespread frost and icy patches on untreated surfaces.
It'll be largely dry with light winds and plenty of sunshine. Perhaps a few light snow showers in the north later. Maximum temperature 2 °C.
Tonight: A largely dry and clear night with another severe frost and icy stretches.
Feeling very cold in the brisk breeze. Some isolated snow showers along the Northumberland coast. Minimum temperature -8 °C.
Tomorrow: Remaining very cold with strengthening southeasterly winds.
Largely dry and sunny but some increasing cloud spreading inland during the afternoon. A chance of snow showers along the Northumberland coast. Maximum temperature 2 °C.
What about the weekend ahead?
From Saturday and into Monday, it says it will remain windy throughout this period.
Dry but increasingly cloudy Saturday. Risk of snow or freezing rain spreading eastwards on Sunday.
Cloudy and wet but milder on Monday.
Collision on the A19 causes delays for as conditions impact on motorists
We've heard there's been a crash on the A19 at Hylton Bridge and it looks to have happened on the southbound side of the carriageway.
We'll bring you more details as they come in.
Further information about the A19 collision
Police plead with drivers to make sure they are prepared for conditions
A reminder from one of our region's forces that we need to make sure our vehicles are fit for the roads.
Heading for the Metro? Make extra time for your journey
It's especially cold to stand out on a train platform today, but we'll keep an eye out for further updates on this issue:
Sun begins to shine - but there’s still plenty of snow
Taking a look at the North East Traffic Cameras we can still there is still snow cover across the region.
Here's the sun shining across The Word and South Shields Market Place:
More on those Metro delays
Low sun warning for drivers
As this image shows, the low winter sun can cause problems for drivers:
Council explains how conditions can prove difficult for early drivers
The councils have been out overnight covering the roads with grit, but it needs vehicles to pass over it to have any impact, as this tweet explains:
Good news for drivers, as the A19 is cleared of crash
North East Traffic Live has issued an update about the earlier crash near Hylton Bridge: "A19 Southbound residual delays remain near the A183 junction and all lanes open again after an earlier 2 vehicle RTC."