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By Kris Jepson
Gritters will be out in force tonight with the risk that freezing temperatures will turn any lying snow to ice.
Earlier snow during rush hour meant driving to work for many people in the region was dangerous.
The councils say they were quick to react, but it didn't stop the commute becoming a crawl and the school run taking twice as long.
A number of accidents also blocked roads adding to the delays, as Kris Jepson reports:
Snow and icy roads have caused problems for drivers across much of the region during rush-hour journeys.
Cars had to reverse downhill in Gateshead after gritting done twice overnight was washed away the council's efforts.
Philip Hindmarsh, Street Scene Manager for Gateshead Council has said they are continue to monitor the situation:
Many commuters woke to snowy roads and traffic chaos. But Gateshead Council has defended their gritting, saying they did grit overnight - twice - but the rain washed away their efforts.
This is the scene at the A691/A692 roundabout between Iveston & Leadgate, near Consett. Queues in all directions for a usually quiet commute, council snow ploughs have been called in to help with the disruptions.
- A170 Sutton Bank - Reports of road closed due to snow at MOOR LANE
- A193 Bebside Road - Road closed due to snow at B1505 HORTON ROAD
- A690 Durham Road - Road closed and queueing traffic due to serious accident, two cars involved. Police directing traffic at A19 / B1286 CITY WAY (HERRINGTON INTERCHANGE)
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Overnight snow caused traffic chaos across the region this morning. Lorries were backed up in Redesdale this morning.