NE England suffers as snow continues to fall
More than 5,000 schools were closed across the UK as snow and icy conditions continued for a fourth day.
Travel has also been affected, with disruption to road and rail journeys.
Snow is falling in northern England and southern and eastern Scotland, where the Met Office has amber "be prepared" warnings in force.
One lorry driver has been stranded on the A66 in County Durham for two days because of the bad weather.
Danny Savage reports from Northumberland.