There were 20 collisions on a small section of the A19 in the space of an hour, Durham Police said.
An 11-vehicle collision closed the southbound carriageway at Castle Eden, with a separate crash shutting it northbound north of Easington Two male teenagers were taken to hospital after they were trapped under a fallen conifer tree in Blackley, Manchester.
The Environment Agency has activated five flood warnings urging the public to take ‘immediate action’, with two in Cornwall, one at Swanage in Dorset, and others for the Tyne Estuary and one for the North Sea at Whitley Bay.
Another 16 flood alerts telling people to ‘be prepared’ have been issued across South West and North East England, with officials warning of wave overtopping due to strong winds combined with high tides.
A further 16 flood alerts telling people to 'be prepared' have been issued across South West and North East England, with officials warning of wave overtopping due to strong winds combined with high tides.
Royal Air Force drivers from No 2 Mechanical Transport Squadron based at RAF Wittering in Peterborough have been helping the emergency services and doctors in Lincolnshire deliver aid to vulnerable people in the county.
The M27 has been shut near Southampton after police attended the scene of a crash on the motorway.
He said Britons would see the worst of the weather today and tomorrow but added: ‘We’re not out of the woods just yet.’Temperatures are expected to remain cold well into next week but ice cold winds predicted over the weekend.
She was born near Stockton-on-Tees moments before paramedics arrived at the scene Tomorrow meteorologists are expected to announce that today has been the coldest day in March since records began.
Okehampton in Devon was the chilliest place in the country with a temperature of -5.8C recorded this afternoon.
Motorists encounter an abandoned vehicle surrounded by several feet of snow in Saddleworth.
Stormy and snowy conditions continued this afternoon in Greater Manchester.