Aileen turned out to be something of a storm in a teacup, with no major incidents or damage reported – and only limited delays on the roads.
The Met Office had issued yellow warnings of likely heavy winds last night and early this morning as Storm Aileen hit the North East.
The Highways Agency also issued amber warnings for the region’s roads as winds of up to 65mph looked set to cause disruption, with stretches of the A19 and A1(M) expected to be hazardous.
But despite some delays and lane closures early this morning, the North East escaped relatively unscathed.
And while the barbecue weather isn’t on the cards, the conditions look set to be more tranquil for the rest of the week.
Sunshine is already peeking through the clouds this morning as rain and winds quickly cleared to the…
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