Snow: Showers bring disruption to England and Scotland

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Heavy snow has hit north-east England and the Scottish Borders, causing school closures and disruption on the roads.

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image captionThe town of Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales

Schools across County Durham have closed and there was major congestion on the A1 in North Yorkshire and A19 between Sunderland and Hartlepool.

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image captionA snow plough from Scottish Borders Council works at the Carter Bar border crossing

A number of roads in Cumbria were also said to be impassable, while at least 35 schools in the county were closed.

Amid the disruption, photographers captured snowy scenes of the wintry landscape.

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image captionSnow-covered trees in Windermere village in Cumbria
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image captionA pheasant keeps warm on a bench in Cumbria
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image captionA woman and her dog stroll through the snow in Bedale, North Yorkshire
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image captionReindeer sculptures seen in Bedale, North Yorkshire
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image captionSheep and lambs trot through the snow on a farm in Bainbridge, North Yorkshire
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image captionRevellers enjoy sledging near Leyburn in the Yorkshire Dales
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image captionA vehicle clears snow from Cliff Gate Road near Thwaite in the Yorkshire Dales
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image captionThree-year-old Molly plays in the snow in Leyburn, North Yorkshire
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image captionA man and his dog in Leyburn, North Yorkshire
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image captionThe Angel of the North, near Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

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