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LIVE BLOG – Storm Eunice Brings Wind And Snow Across North East


LIVE BLOG

8.32pm – Metro’s off between North Shields and Tynemouth

Due to a brick wall falling recently on a North Shields Metro line, trains between North Shields and Tynemouth are currently off. Hew Lewis, Commercial Services Director, said that services are set to stay cancelled until next week.

He’s said: “You can see that a wall has collapsed right over the railway line. There is loose masonry lying there that at any time could fall onto the tracks so we had to close the line between North Shields and Tynemouth.

“It is not a quick job to repair the damage. We need to put scaffolding in place, turn the power off and that would affect a much wider area than just these two stations.”

7:00pm – Airport cancellations due to bad weather

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12:00pm – Gateshead Council issue statement

“Due to the severe weather conditions, our Severe Weather Protocol (SWEP) will will remain active until Monday morning.

Concerned about a rough sleeper?

Contact our team on 0800 953 7112 or visit
www.gateshead.gov.uk/article/11776/Homelessness

For storm information, including how to report storm damage, visit our website.”

10:32am – ‘Do not travel’ say many train companies

Network Rail is just one of the many train companies advising not to travel today.


British Transport Police have also issued a statement:

10:15am – Go North East issue update

The bus company say some services may be delayed across the network due to poor road conditions and to check before you travel.


10:00am – Snow and wind across the North East

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Storm Eunice has brought wind and also snow across Gateshead and the North East.

People are advised to stay at home and only go out if necessary.


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