Images of the snow falling across the North East have been coming in thick and fast - as the region braces itself for further cold temperatures. 

The Met Office extended a yellow weather warning for snow and ice covering parts of the County Durham, Teesside and North Yorkshire on Saturday (December 2).

The warning will be in place until 12pm on Sunday, covering Darlington, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, Northallerton, Shildon, Thirk, and other locations. 

But the weather warning doesn't extend to Durham, Newcastle or Sunderland. 

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The weather service warned that some roads and railways are “likely to be affected” by the conditions with longer journey times by road, bus and train.

The Met Office added that there would probably be some icy patches on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths resulting in “some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces”.

Meanwhile, Monday and Tuesday will potentially see further outbreaks of sleet or snow, with snow likely especially over high ground.

It also predicted the weather will become drier later on Tuesday, while Wednesday will see the weather remain mainly dry.

Temperatures are predicted to remain below average for this period.

In Cumbria, Cumbria Police has declared a “major incident” because of heavy snowfall on the county’s roads.

Police have said people should only travel where necessary, particularly those “considering travelling in the South Lakes and Millom area”.

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Superintendent Andy Wilkinson said: “Agencies across Cumbria are working together in response to the impact that heavy snowfall is continuing to have on the county’s roads.

“We are working at pace, to help clear roads so those currently affected can get moving.

“I would urge anybody considering travelling in Cumbria tonight, to only do so if necessary. The cold temperatures forecast will make road conditions even more difficult.”