The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow in northern England and Scotland for early Friday.

Snow is likely to bring a brief period of travel disruption to parts of the North East with the region seeing the first bit of snow on Thursday morning in County Durham.

The weather warning is in place from 10pm on Thursday night to early Friday morning.

The Met Office has warned there will be a chance of travel delays on higher routes with some stranded vehicles and passengers.

There is also an increased chance of traffic collisions due to difficult driving conditions.

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What to expect: Travel delays and difficult driving conditions

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Collision on the A68

There has been a collision on the A68 between the A695 (Riding Mill) and the Staley turn off (Castleside).

The road was closed between 2.30am and 6.25am and all lanes have now reopened.

The plough and gritter have also been and cleared the snow from the road.

What is the Met Office forecast for today?

"A cold and cloudy day. Rain and snow, mainly on hills, spreading westwards through the morning.

"Rain turning showery into the afternoon with low cloud becoming more extensive as winds ease. Maximum temperature 7 °C."

Warning of snow causing travel disruption in North East as wintry weather set to arrive overnight

Snow could cause major disruption overnight and on Friday as wintry weather hits parts of the North East.

Spells of snow over the hills and mountains are forecast to become more widespread this evening.

Snowfall in Consett, County Durham (Image: Newcastle Chronicle)

Two separate weather warnings covering the North East have now been issued by the Met Office with expected disruption on the roads as a result.

The first warning applies to western areas of Northumberland and County Durham and lasts from Thursday morning until 9am on Friday.

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