Region braced for wave of bad weather as heavy snow falls

People in the region are braced for a new wave of bad weather after forecasters issued warnings of heavy snow in parts of the North East.

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Council explain gritting complications in Gateshead

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:

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