Update on Storm Malik
Teams from across South Tyneside Council, South Tyneside Homes and partners have been working throughout the weekend to respond to incidents of damage caused by Storm Malik.
Crews are dealing with reports of fallen trees at more than 40 locations around the borough. They have made 20 locations safe and continue to work through incidents on a priority basis. Detailed inspections of parks, cemeteries and other open spaces will begin tomorrow and the clean-up operation is expected to last into next week. Trees that have previously been reported are listed on the council's website to avoid duplication.
Assessment are also continuing at 14 sites where structural damage has been reported.
The Recycling Village has reopened and is operating as usual and there is currently no disruption to council services.
Mortimer School will be closed on Monday (31 January) to allow contractors can undertake a site inspection.
"Incidents are being dealt with on a priority basis and the clean-up will continue into next week.
"With more high winds forecast overnight tonight, we urge everyone to take care; we'd advise people only to make essential journeys, avoid walking near trees and not to travel to coastal areas to observe high tides.
"Teams are on standby to respond to any further damage and disruption.
"We thank residents for their patience and cooperation as we continue to work through incidents on a priority basis."
Council staff are on call 24 hours per day 365 days per year to respond to emergencies received out of normal office hours.
To report incidents residents can call 0191 455 61110191 or use www.southtyneside.gov.uk/reportit
For the latest information including road closures and service disruption visit www.southtyneside.gov.uk/stormmalik