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The severe weather and rough seas have caused part of the North Pier at Roker in Sunderland to collapse.
The landmark has been closed to the public for a number of years.
Firefighters are working to clear mounds of snow that have gathered on the hillside above the westbound A690.
The carriageway is expected to remain closed for a time longer as Northumbria Police have deemed re-opening it too risky for drivers.
Rail passengers have been urged not to travel on Saturday by Virgin Trains East Coast.
They say they are unable to run any services north of Newcastle.
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Police are urging drivers to avoid the area on the morning commute. Diversions are in place.
The alters of St Nicholas' Cathedral in Newcastle city centre are piled high with bedding while clothing lay in the aisles.