The region has been battered by strong winds today as Storm Gertrude made its way across the UK.
A mother and daughter had a lucky escape after their car was hit by a falling tree, there were also overturned lorries and suspensions to the Shields ferry service and Middlesbrough's transporter bridge.
Drivers across the region are being urged to check the weather before setting out on journeys.
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A rainbow over Whitley Bay as Storm Gertrude sweeps the region, causing power cuts and travel disruption.
A fallen tree has blocked the Great North Road, Gosforth, Newcastle.
The occupants of a car escaped without serious injury after the vehicle was struck by a falling tree, which came down in strong winds.
It happened on Chilton Lane in Ferryhill.
The road will remain closed until Friday lunchtime, Durham Police said.
Service suspended on the Tyne and Wear Metro between Sunderland and South Hylton due to overhead line problems.
Nexus say a piece of plastic is caught in the overhead lines, meaning trains are unable to run.
There are major delays on trains because of overhead power-line problems. This is affecting East Coast trains heading north of Morpeth and Cross Country trains in the Berwick area.
The tees Transporter Bridge is remaining closed due to the severe winds.
The bad weather has caused problems this morning. The Redheugh Bridge is still closed to high sided vehicles.
The Redheugh Bridge is now closed travelling from Gateshead to Newcastle. This is likely to put pressure onto other routes including the Tyne Bridge.