Dated: 04 Feb 2012
Motorists are being urged to take care on Northumbria's roads with heavy snow expected.
Wintry weather conditions are expected this afternoon and overnight. There is also a potential for icy roads tomorrow.
People are advised to monitor conditions in their local area as these may vary from place to place.
Pedestrians are also being advised to take extra care and watch out for ice on footpaths and roads. This includes people planning a night out who are advised to dress appropriately for the expected snow and falling temperatures this evening.