Freezing temperatures are expected to hit Teesside as forecasters warn of snow and icey conditions .
The yellow ‘be aware’ alert from the Met Office comes into force from 6pm on Wednesday till 11am on Thursday and covers the whole of the North East.
Icy patches are likely to develop on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths or where showers cause ‘wash-off’ on treated roads.
In the post on the Met Office website, the forecaster says: “Wintry showers will bring an additional hazard and may lead to 2 to 5cm of snow accumulating on ground above 100m.
“Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services.”
The chief forecaster’s assessment reads: “The extent of ice will vary across the area with inland areas most prone whilst coastal areas are less likely to be affected.
Two to 5 cm of snow may accumulate above about 100m, with smaller amounts at lower levels.”
The Weather Channel says Wednesday night will see temperatures dropping to freezing, and Thursday will see a mixture of rain and snow showers, with wind gusts of 65mph.