North East continues to feel the impact of Storm Arwen as clean-up operations continue

Local authorities in the North East are continuing their work in the aftermath of Storm Arwen after extensive damage and disruption across the region.

Sunday, 28th November 2021, 5:55 pm

Roads were closed, events were cancelled and some transport services suspended as a result of the strong winds and sleet which first arrived in the region on Friday, November 26.

Work is continuing across the North East to clear debris and repair damage caused, while some homes in the region are still without power as a result of the extreme weather.

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

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Storm Arwen caused disruption across the region.

Meanwhile, after a freezing kick-off to Sunday, the Met Office is also expecting a frosty start for the region on Monday with wintry showers – but there will be less wind and hopefully some sunny spells too.

Scroll down to recap our weather updates from across the weekend.

North East continues to feel the impact of Storm Arwen as clear-up operations continue

Last updated: Sunday, 28 November, 2021, 18:41

  • A frosty start forecast for Monday, November 29 with an ice warning for some areas
  • Northern Powergrid continues work to support affected homes in the region
  • North East local authorities continue to support families with clean-up operations

Full service expected to return on Monday morning - Nexus

Metro services resume between St James and South Shields

⚠️ Homes across Wooler, Rothbury and Allendale still without power and water

Issuing an update for residents on Sunday, November 28, Northumberland County Council said its teams are continuing their hard work to keep the county moving after a couple of days of treacherous weather.

A number of homes across Wooler, Rothbury and Allendale are still without power and water, the council said, with both Northern Power Grid and Northumbrian Water working tirelessly to reconnect those affected, with the local authority’s support.

The council added: “Teams will be checking on vulnerable residents in the area and the council is also encouraging people to check on their neighbours, particularly if elderly or in need of extra care, to check they are OK.”

Northumberland Fire & Rescue update

Storm Arwen clean-up work continues for Nexus teams

📣 Support and updates for Durham residents

📣 Support and updates for Northumberland residents

❗️ The Alnwick Garden to remain closed tomorrow

Northern Powergrid continues to restore power to those still affected as a result of Storm Arwen

Please see below the latest statement from Northern Powergrid, as released at 1.45pm on Sunday.

Rod Gardner, Northern Powergrid’s Major Incident Manager, said: “The storm was well forecasted and despite being prepared, Storm Arwen resulted in damage of a scale and intensity not seen for 15 years. Despite yesterday’s condition hampering our ability to travel and work at height, we did manage to restore power to 180,000 customers by various means available to us in day one of this event.

“We’re sorry that some customers are still without power despite the huge effort by our colleagues. We understand the impact this has on peoples’ lives particularly at this time of year.

“We worked into the night and did everything possible to restore as many supplies as we could. We have a lot of work still to do, but our dedicated teams will not stop until we complete all the work required.

“Due to the magnitude of the storm, our website was inundated with requests and was not able to keep pace with demand. We pride ourselves on being able to keep our customers informed and we are doing everything possible to keep people updated using all available channels including social media. We’re sorry for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to address this.

“We have had a dedicated team contacting our priority services customers to offer support. Our customer support vehicles are also being used in communities, wherever possible, to support our customers and we continue to work with the British Red Cross and multi-agency partners to support the most vulnerable members in the communities worse affected.”

Huge waves in Seahouses on Saturday

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