Northeast continues to feel the impact of Storm Arwen as cleanup continues


Roads have been closed, events have been canceled and some transport services suspended due to strong winds and sleet that first arrived in the area on Friday, November 26.

Work continues in the northeast to clean up debris and repair damage, while some homes in the area are still without power due to extreme weather conditions.

Northern Powergrid is working to restore supply to those affected, with crews continuing to work on hundreds of incidents on Sunday afternoon (November 28).

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Storm Arwen caused disruption throughout the region.

Meanwhile, after a frigid kickoff on Sunday, the Met Office also expects a frigid start for the region on Monday with winter showers – but there will be less wind and hopefully some sunny spells, too.

Scroll down to recap our weather updates from all weekend.

Last update: Sunday November 28, 2021, 6:41 PM

  • An icy start scheduled for Monday, November 29 with an ice warning for some areas
  • Northern Powergrid continues to work to support affected households in the region
  • Local authorities in the North East continue to support families in cleaning operations

▪️ Summary of storm Arwen in the Northeast this weekend ▪️

▪️ Clean-up work continues across the region following damage from Storm Arwen on Friday and Saturday. Buildings and trees have been damaged by high winds, families and businesses have been affected.

▪️ Northern Powergrid teams are still working on hundreds of incidents as locals in the area lost power during the storm.

▪️ Tyne and Wear tube services resumed between South Shields and St James on Sunday afternoon, with trains starting later between South Gosforth and Park Lane. Hopefully the entire network will be back in action on Monday.

▪️ Rail services were not operating north of Newcastle on Saturday and Sunday, with customers being urged to rearrange their journeys where possible.

▪️ Frigid conditions across the region Sunday morning, with an ice warning from the Met Office.

▪️ An icy start expected Monday with a new ice warning in certain parts of the North-East.

Care home praised after stepping in to help mum repair roof

The De Bruce Court care home in Jones Street, Hartlepool, was among buildings hit by high winds after part of its roof collapsed.

A plank of wood from the debris also landed on the roof of Toyah Scott’s house nearby.

⚠️ An update from South Tyneside Council

A spokesperson for South Tyneside Council Said Sunday afternoon: “The crews have been working around the clock and have made significant progress, but the storm has had a major impact on the borough and there is still a lot to do.”

Support for people affected by water supply problems in Berwick

A new update on metro services

Recap: Videos of the area after Storm Arwen arrived in the northeast

It was a weekend like no other with a red weather warning for wind issued by the Met Office on Friday – which was then downgraded to amber and yellow on Saturday. Here are some video footage recorded by our team throughout the weekend.

Northern Powergrid works to restore supply to region

Colin Thompson photos of damage across South Shields

Our thanks to Colin Thompson for sharing these photographs of damage to Temple Park and King George Road, South Shields, following strong winds from Storm Arwen over the weekend.

📰 Updated report on Metro network as other services resume

Tube services have resumed on the line between St James and South Shields, with Nexus confirming that it will work to restore full service to the network “by Monday morning”.

How’s that for a view!

Thanks to Gary Tidbury for sharing this photo of Durham Cathedral with us – can you see the Penshaw monument in the distance? ??


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