SNOW is falling across the region this morning, and police are urging people not to travel unless they have to.

At around 8.15am, North Yorkshire Police's Roads Policing Group tweeted that the A169 from Pickering to Whitby was being closed due to vehicles getting stuck.

Motorists have been told not to attempt this route.

It said: "Numerous reports around the county of snow and poor road conditions - don’t travel unless you have to and reconsider your route."

Traffic constable David Minto tweeted: "Heavy snowfall around the county now. North and east areas particularly affected and certainly high ground. Snow now settling in Harrogate district. Please only travel if essential. Use dipped headlights and #DriveToArrive #NorthYorkshire."

Low-lying areas such as York avoided getting the snow, with light rain and sleet instead.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice covering most of England, including York and North Yorkshire. It is in place until midnight tonight.