Winter's here and council road gritting teams across the region are on stand-by for the ice and snow.
Durham County Council says its 76-strong fleet of gritters and snowblowers is ready and waiting for the colder weather.
There are 42,000 tonnes of salt ready to tackle the ice and any snow, with more than 2,380 salt bins located in key positions around the county.
The council says that during normal winter conditions 1,700 kilometres of priority one roads, normally A or B roads, will be treated, covering 45% of the road network.
The authority adds that more minor routes will be treated in times of prolonged severe winter weather when resources are available.