Storm Arwen has battered the North East causing major travel disruption and damage to some homes in the region.
The North East was issued with a rare red weather warning for wind by the Met Office on Friday night which saw gusts reach up to 98mph in Northumberland.
The destruction caused by the gales led to travel chaos on Friday and Saturday, with trains cancelled, roads blocked by debris and Metros suspended.
A yellow weather warning for ice has now been issued for the region by the Met Office which will be in place from 5pm on Saturday until 11am on Sunday.
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Nexus, the operator of the Tyne and Wear Metro, said that the service will remain closed for the rest of Saturday, November 27 as a result of the "severe damage" caused by fallen debris and trees that brought down overhead wires.
Teams of engineers are working to repair the damage, but the operator said that Metros are likely to remain suspended on Sunday as the bad weather continues throughout the weekend.
Customers can use their Metro tickets on local bus services but are advised not to travel unless it is essential.
A Nexus spokesman said: â€œMetro Services are to remain suspended for the rest of today and possibly tomorrow.
â€œThis is as a result of some of the worst storm damage we have seen in Metroâ€™s 40 years of operations.
â€œThe damage caused by fallen trees is widespread and extensive. We are working as quickly as we can to repair these issues."
Rail passengers have also been urged not to travel "until further notice" by train operator Northern Rail which said that the Newcastle and Carlisle line is blocked.
National Rail said that no trains are running between Newcastle and Scotland and the line is not expected to reopen until the end of the day on Sunday.
The emergency services including Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service have also warned people to avoid travelling on the roads and remain at home due to the "treacherous" conditions.
National Highways North East confirmed that the A66 was closed in both directions on Saturday morning and fallen trees also blocked roads across the region including Gillias Lane in Houghton-le-Spring.
Many homes and properties also suffered extensive damage as a result of the strong winds.
A garage roof was blown away at a property in Tynemouth and on Grosvenor Drive in Whitley Bay, two separate incidents saw trees uprooted and fall on houses.
Crimdon Dene Holiday Park was also evacuated after the storm caused devastation to a number of caravans and led to one worker being taken to hospital.
The famous clock on Whitley Bay seafront was blown off the pillar by the gales and high tides crashed onto the promenade.
Meanwhile, a number of cars on Eleanor Street in Cullercoats have also suffered serious damage after bricks and tiles fell from the roofs of houses onto the parked vehicles.
In Newcastle, the council took the decision to close the cemeteries until Monday because of a number of fallen trees.
The severe gales, which started around 6pm on Friday, have also caused power cuts for more than 219,000 customers, predominantly in Northumberland, County Durham and Tyne and Wear area.
Northern Powergrid said it is continually assessing the scale of the impact and repairs required and ensuring it responds to emergency situations throughout the strorm.
However, continued storm force winds mean it is currently unsafe for its teams to climb and repair any damage caused to overhead power lines by fallen trees and flying debris.
As the storm continues into Sunday, emergency services are continuing to urge people only travel if necessary, bring loose items such as garden furniture indoors and to check on vulnerable relatives or neighbours.
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