[A]ll routes in and out of the Alston area currently BLOCKED due to heavy snowfall.
Over 2ft of snow has fallen which is drifting in blizzard conditions leaving road conditions are very hazardous.
Gritter crews were out overnight and will be trying to clear roads this morning.
A686 Hartside Pass closed due to snow between Alston and Melmerby.
B6277 closed, hazardous driving conditions due to snow and ice between A689 Front Street (Alston) and B6282 Horsemarket (Middleton-in-Teesdale).