MORE travel disruption is expected as snow continues to fall in the region.

A yellow warning for snow and ice issued by the Met Office was in force across County Durham, Teesside, Tyne and Wear and North Yorkshire until midday today.

Some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services while the national weather agency is warning of potential injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces.

The Northern Echo:

COLD SNAP: A snowy scene in St Helen Auckland on Saturday morning, captured by Duncan Leatherdale

In Consett police are this afternoon advising motorists not use the back road between Delves Lane and Iveston.

A spokesperson said: "The steep inclines are untreated and very slippy with ice/compacted snow. Stay Safe."

Hazardous driving conditions were reported this morning due to snow on the A689 through Bishop Auckland, the A688 at Thinford and the A691 in the Lanchester area.

Adverse weather was also affecting conditions in Darlington on the A167 North Road from A68 St Augustines Way to A1150 Salters Lane North.

North Yorkshire County Council have been working to clear snow across the county’s roads.

They have been working over the past 24-hours with farming contractors to keep major routes open.

They have also refilled thousands of grit bins in anticipation of more snow.

Disruption comes after Cleveland Police dealt with a number of incidents near Yarm, Stockton on Friday night.

The Northern Echo:

SAFETY FIRST: Staff were up and out early on Saturday morning refilling grit bins in the Stockton area Picture: STOCKTON-ON-TEES BOROUGH COUNCIL

Crook Police also reported impassable conditions and multi-vehicle collisions on Friday night as a result of black ice.