Ice warning issued for Northumberland as low temperatures continue across North East

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Drivers and pedestrians are being warned to take extra care on Northumberland’s roads as the cold spell continues.

A Met Office yellow warning for ice covering a stretch of the North East coast from Northumberland to Humberside remains in place until 10am this morning (Friday, January 20).

With temperatures falling as low as 2°C overnight, and feeling like -3°C with wind chill, the warning has been is in place from 5pm on Thursday (January 19), meaning a high likelihood of icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.

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The Met Office is urging drivers to make sure they have ice scrapers and de-icer before setting out and be sure to take an in-car phone charger with them in case of break-downs.

The area covered by the warningThe area covered by the warning
The area covered by the warning

Motorists are also being advised to pack warm clothes and blankets, high-visibility clothing in case they need to get out of their vehicle in the dark and to pack food and ideally a flask with a hot drink.

After the frosty start, forecasters predict a largely dry Friday, with sunny spells throughout. It’s set to be breezy along the coast with a chance of a few wintry showers, mostly falling as rain. Temperatures will reach 4°C in Northumberland, dropping to -1°C overnight on Saturday (January 21).