After the 'super storm' hit Tyne and Wear, work has begun to clear roads of debris.
Thousands of people faced nightmare journeys home from work with road closures and flooding.
Head of Construction Services at Gateshead Council, Victoria Beattie said: “We increased our resources to help deal with the situation.
“The council was called out to over 130 separate incidents to deal with.
"The priority at the moment is to get the roads reopened, clear debris and make areas safe.
“We won’t know the full extent of the damage until we have dealt with these issues first."
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