Here is a small selection of pictures for you... it's been apocalyptic.
A1 at Dunston - just south of the Metrocentre (which also flooded and was closed, along with IKEA)
Walkergate metro station:
And the best of the lot, check this out, and no, it isn't photoshopped:
I was caught out in it, and so was my cat, Gizmo, who came in soaking wet covered in hailstones and crying
To anyone affected, I hope you and yours are safe.