Strong winds cause power cuts and damage across north Northumberland

Part of a tree on Denwick Lane
Part of a tree on Denwick Lane

Strong winds, which are continuing across the region today, have caused damage to roofs, a petrol station to close and trees to come down.

Pavements and roads across north Northumberland have been left covered in debris with branches from trees and rubbish blowing around after a night of gusts of up to 75mph.

And homes and business in Alnwick, Rothbury, Whittingham and Wooler are still without power after wind caused an electricty outage this morning. Residents in Rothbury have reported that power went off at around 3.30am.

In Alnwick, the Co-op petrol station and shop were closed for a short time because of wind damage to the roof of the forecourt. It has been repaired and the garage has reopened.

On Denwick Lane in the town, workers from Northumberland County Council were seeing to part of a tree which had come down onto the road. The debris has been cordoned off to allow vehicles to get past.

And in Hadston, the roof blew off some newly-repaired garages.

The winds are expected to die down this afternoon and tomorrow but another weather warning has been issued for Wednesday and Thursday with yet more winds and potential squally rain.

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