The Met Office predicts the region will be hit by localised heavy snow showers over the weekend with snowfall of up to 15cms in some areas.Read the full story ›
Northern Powergrid says it has extra staff working today to deal with potential power cuts due to bad weather.
The company, which runs the electricity distribution network across the North East, says there have been a series of small power cuts following lightning storms overnight and early this morning.
Anyone who experiences problems can contact Northern Powergrid on 0800 66 88 77 or visit www.northernpowergrid.com
Northern Powergrid says supplies are now mainly restored to customers in the NE6 area. They are carrying out some individual safety checks.
NE65 and NE66 areas are affected by power failure. Northern Powergrid say a customer service van is on Osborne Close to provide refreshments for those in the NE22 area.
1,800 Northern Powergrid customers have been without power in York. Engineers have now fixed the problem.
The region's preparing for more bad weather today with gale force winds forecast for this afternoon and snow on higher ground.
Over the last few days, tens of thousands of homes lost power because of the bad weather.
Engineers have been working around the clock and most are now back to normal.
63,000 homes without power, electricity pylons down, passengers stuck for hours on a train. And more bad weather is on the way.Read the full story ›
Victims of flooding in the North East say they are frustrated David Cameron has said 'money is no object' only after storms hit the South.Read the full story ›
An animal sanctuary in West Auckland is appealing for help to repair damage caused by last night's storms.
Strong winds, up to 70mph, battered the region, tearing down electricity pylons and trees.
All the animals at Kays Hill animal sanctuary are safe but the site bore the full brunt of the weather.