The North East was greeted with snow this week as wintry conditions blanketed areas of the region.

Pictures emerged showing people across County Durham, Northumberland, and Teesside contending with and enjoying the weather on Wednesday (November 29) and Thursday (November 30).

This comes after the Met Office issued yellow weather warnings for ice and snow for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week.

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Durham Police have warned motorists after confirming reports of crashes due to the adverse conditions created by the snow.

They advised drivers to be careful when driving this morning and to allow extra time for journeys.

One car was spotted stuck in the middle of a roundabout on West Auckland Road in Darlington.

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Residents took the opportunity to snap photos of themselves with pets and family members enjoying the conditions.

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Areas hit with a dusting of snow included Bearpark, Durham Cathedral, the Blackwell area of Darlington, Norton in Stockton, as well as parts of Northumberland.

The Met Office have warned of further wintry showers for the region through the evening, though these will become increasingly confined to coastal parts overnight, with weather remaining drier inland.

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Tonight is projected to be cold with a risk of icy patches and a widespread frost.

There will be a minimum temperature -5 °C.

Here are some more pictures of the snowy conditions from the past two days:

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