DARLINGTON FC's game against Altrincham fell foul of the weather on Saturday.

The 3pm game at Blackwell Meadows was postponed following an inspection.

Overnight rain made the pitch unplayable, the club said. No date has been fixed for the re-arranged game.

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Officials at Sedgefield Racecourse said they would hold a further inspection at 7.30am on Sunday before deciding if its meeting was to go ahead.

The going was heavy and with further rain in the forecast an inspection will take place.

Clerk of the course Roderick Duncan said: "We have had in excess of ten millimetres of rain overnight.

"We've got standing water in some areas and there's more rain forecast for the rest of the day."

Many areas of higher ground in the region saw snow overnight, although the snowy conditions were gradually replaced at lower levels by rain.

The Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team said high routes in North Yorkshire needed extra care.

It posted a picture on its Facebook page of the Buttertubs Pass between Hawes and Muker on Saturday lunchtime, which it said was currently clear.

Meanwhile, the Environment Agency issued flood warnings for several locations along the North-East coast for Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon.

The flood warnings cover Whitley Bay, Cullercoats and Tynemouth, Roker, in Sunderland, and Scarborough, in North Yorkshire.

They mean that flooding is expected and immediate action should be taken.

The agency warned of flooding on Roker seafront due to a combination of high tide, waves and on shore winds.

It also said there was particular concern surrounding Marine and Royal Albert Drive, in Scarborough and the Spa.