WEATHER and travel warnings remain in place for icy conditions across the region after the widespread snowfall of recent days.

The Met Office has a yellow warning concerning ice in place for all of England and Scotland, with the exception of the south-west.

Temperatures in the North-East and North Yorkshire are expected to remain below freezing throughout today, with the mercury as low as minus three this morning in Darlington and expected drop again this evening. 

The Met Office warns that with falls of rain, sleet and snow dying out, there is a risk of icy surfaces and “difficult” travel conditions.

It has told people to beware of the chance of injuries from slipping while walking on icy surfaces, as well as “some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths”.

Fog is also forecast for parts of the region which may pose hazards for motorists.

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Beautiful snowscape in Ingleton, County Durham on Thursday Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Temperatures were as low as -6C early this morning in parts of Yorkshire and Cumbria, with yellow warnings set to last through most of today.

It comes after “hazardous” conditions yesterday caused problems for the ambulance service in Yorkshire, which struggled to keep up with the high demand, while Covid vaccinations were also affected.

Mark Millins, of Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, said the bad weather was having a “severe impact” on its operations and urged people to “take extra care” when out walking or driving.

The deepest snow on Thursday was in Bingley, West Yorkshire, and Strathallan in Perth, Scotland, both of which recorded 11cm.

Becky Mitchell, meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “Saturday is the next day we could potentially see some snow.”