Northumbria Police’s Latest Roads Update [22:15]

Northumbria Police is advising road users to take care on the regions roads tonight after snowfall throughout Monday.

Although in most areas the snow has turned to slush there have been further warnings from the Met Office about more snow and the possibility of ice becoming a danger to road users.

Road users are urged to take care when travelling, drive according to the conditions and to only make essential journeys this evening.

The Local Authority gritting teams will continue to work throughout the night and officers are out in local communities ensuring the safety of the public and motorists.

The current roads affected by snow are – (as of 9:30pm)

  • A68 is closed north and south from Stagshaw roundabout to the Scottish Borders.
  • A696 is closed from Belsay to the junction with the A68 at Otterburn.
  • All minor roads in rural Northumberland should be driven with care as most are impassable.
  • Rothbury area from B6341 is open and passable with care. Council snow ploughs and gritters are doing shuttle runs from the junction with the A697 into Rothbury to assist local traffic travelling in and out of the village.
  • B6320 from Bellingham to the A68 is passable with care. Council snow ploughs and gritters are doing shuttle runs along this route to assist local traffic.

 

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