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Icy weather causes road problems in County Durham

Snow and ice have been causing problems on the roads in County Durham.

Police said that many drivers seemed to have been ill-prepared for the wintry conditions, and there had been a series of minor accidents.

Problems were worst during rush hour, and in the Bishop Auckland, Consett, Stanley and Spennymoor areas.

A series of collisions involving more than 10 vehicles led to the closure of the Cornsay to Tow Law road. It has since re-opened.

Drivers are being urged to drive according to the conditions and make extra time for their journeys.

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