27 pictures which sum up the Beast from the East in Sunderland as we remember the crazy weather one year on

It's hard to believe this was the weather a year ago this week - especially with the unseasonably mild and sunny days we've had this year.

Wednesday, 27th February 2019, 10:50 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th February 2019, 10:52 am
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Today marks a year since the worst of the weather set in. Here we look at the Beast from the East in South Tyneside in pictures - the rescue heroes, the perplexed pets, and the families having fun.

Dealing with the snow at Burdon Lane
Drivers faced treacherous conditions
Cars struggling on Houghton Cut

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That's what we call a snow dog!
Check out those ears!
Clearly not impressed
Just look at that little face
Wrapped up warm and ready to go out
Pupils at Seaburn Dene had great fun
Sheep huddling together for warmth at Penshaw
The roads were not fun
Alison Foster in her igloo
St Peter's in the snow
Snow at the seafront
Looking over the river
At Swan Lodge
Sledging in Backhouse Park
Overhanging snow at Houghton Cut posed a concern, with closures and emergency services working to make it safe
Snow angels
Having a great time!
During the tidal surge
Great action shot!
Snowman on the Fish Quay
Family in Backhouse Park
Snowscape and Herrington Country Park
Mowbray Park