MUCH of the snow across the North-East and parts of North Yorkshire has thawed, but the Met Office has issued fresh warnings valid until tomorrow morning.

The original Yellow weather warning for ice that was due to expire at 10am on Tuesday has been upgraded to a snow and ice warning valid until 10am on Wednesday.

The Met Office forecasts that parts of County Durham including Barnard Castle, Stanhope and Teesdale will be affected by snow and ice from around 8pm this evening.

Wintry showers and icy stretches will also hamper the Dales with areas such as Leyburn, Hawes and Settle affected by the same Yellow weather warning.

Since the start of the week, snow and ice has caused severe disruption to road and rail services across the region, prompting the Met Office to continutally review its weather warnings.

Yesterday, official warnings were issued which suggested an "increased chance" of injuries on icy pavements and surfaces, and again disruption in snow-hit places.

On Friday, the region was battered by strong winds and heavy rain forcing the Environment Agency to warn people to take extra care in worsening conditions.