More gritted streets needed say Newcastle residents
26 November 2010 Last updated at 16:24 GMT
Further heavy snow has hit parts of the UK, causing school closures and travel disruption
Icy roads have proved hazardous for drivers and some weekend sporting events have already been cancelled.
It is the earliest widespread snowfall for 17 years and the cold spell is expected to last two weeks.
People in Newcastle describe the difficulties they face in the bad weather.