Residents are getting braced for a wet and windy week - after heavy rain battered the region last night.
A deluge of heavy rain caused flooding on some road routes.
Weather experts are expecting more wet and windy weather in the days to come.
They say drivers should be braced for more wet weather today - with heavy rainfall expected on Monday across the north east.
More wet weather is expected on Wednesday and Thursday - though not to the extent of the deluge that battered the region last night.
Drivers on the A179, going towards Hart Village, in Hartlepool, were greeted by deep pools of water running down a roundabout.
The flooding led to delays, as drivers slowed down in order to pass through safely.
Drivers were stopped in their tracks by heavy flooding on the bend of the road at King Oswy Drive, outside the King Oswy.
The standing water made the road impassable for a time during the early hours of the morning.