A North East school is closed today as snow continues to hit the region.

Seaham High School has announced that it will be closed today due to the snow.

Due to the icy conditions on the roads and the heavy snow we have had overnight not enough staff have been able to make it in.

Options for teaching to go ahead online are being explored.

A spokesperson for the school said: "We have made the decision to close the school to students today due to not enough staff being able to get into work.

"We will update soon regarding online work being made available to students."

Traffic chaos this morning could mean that more schools in the region are affected by the snow.

We will keep you updated with developments as we get them.