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East Coast lifts ticket restrictions and advises early travel

East Coast trains has lifted all ticket restrictions for this evening as another storm closes in.

The train operator is advising passengers to travel as early as possible as forecasters predict wind speeds of up to 70 miles per hour across the North East.

We have been closely monitoring weather conditions and taking advice from the Met Office throughout the day.

Our advice to all customers is to complete journeys as early as possible this evening, to check before setting out, and to allow extra time to make your journey.

– East Coast spokesman

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Road closed after fatal crash near Saltburn

The A174 was closed after crash near Satlburn on Friday evening. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

One person died and several more were injured after a three-vehicle crash near Saltburn, according to the Great North Air Ambulance.

It happened at around 5pm on Friday evening.

Cleveland Police said they were investigating a 'serious collision' but had no further details.

Several people taken to hospital after A174 crash

Several people have been taken to hospital after a three-vehicle crash near Saltburn.

The A174 Brotton bypass is currently closed at the junction with North Skelton to the Kilton Lane roundabout after the incident at around 5pm this evening.

The Great North Air Ambulance was sent to the scene along with several ambulances and paramedics.

The injured people have been taken to James Cook hospital in Middlesbrough.

More to follow.

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TRAVEL: A19 reopens after tanker spill

A section of the A19 southbound which was closed due to a tanker spillage has now reopened.

The southbound junction with the A689 near Wolviston on Teesside closed last night after flammable liquid spilled onto the carriageway.

Police said there was no issue for drivers or those living nearby.

The road reopened shortly before midnight.

Cyclist killed in A68 collision named

Anthony Winter from Darlington

Police have named the cyclist who was involved in a collision on the A68 yesterday as 24 year old Anthony Winter from Darlington.

Anthony Winter was pronounced dead at the scene after a crash with a lorry near Burtree Lane.

The driver of the lorry, a 50 year old man from Barnsley was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and has been bailed pending further enquiries.

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