Road users in the North East of England are being advised to check the weather forecast and road conditions before travelling today, as significant levels of snow are forecast: Highways England has issued a severe weather warning.

Highways England is working closely with the Met Office monitoring the latest weather conditions, with snow expected to affect parts of the road network.

Road users are advised to take extra care when travelling in snowy conditions: allow plenty of extra time to complete your journey and consider whether your journey is absolutely necessary before setting out, by first checking the very latest forecast and road conditions.

Up-to-date information on road conditions on England’s motorways and major trunk roads is available on our website at http://www.trafficengland.com or by calling our 24 / 7 customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

For information on weather conditions, also visit the Met Office website www.metoffice.gov.uk and tune into local radio.