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Residents urged to take care as high winds batter Northumberland

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People are being urged to stay away from the shoreline today and tomorrow (Thursday and Friday) due to high winds.

Northumberland County Council is warning people that coastal paths and promenades may be highly dangerous due to the winds, which could get up to 80mph.

Residents are being advised to be careful while out and about as properties are being battered by the strong winds.

The Environment Agency has issued 18 flood warnings and 17 flood alerts in the north east, including the North Sea at Blyth, especially properties around Battleship Warfe, West Bridge Street, Wordsell Street, Dale Street, Blyth Dock, Blyth Quayside, Quay Road, Plessey Road, Ridley Street and Sussex Street.

Northumbria Police are also advising people to take care in the adverse weather conditions.

Northern Rail advise that train services in Northumberland and elsewhere will be running at reduced speeds due to a severe weather alert including high winds. Passengers are advised to check before travelling with National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950.

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