Storm Callum has continued to batter Teesside, causing a number of trees in towns across the area to come crashing down.

The strong winds have continued to blast towns, which has left roads blocked and at least one road closed.

According to traffic site Inrix, the A173 was closed in both directions, with slow traffic, due to a fallen tree from Roseberry Crescent to Cleveland Mountain Rescue.

The A19 Fleet Bridge Road was also closed to high sided vehicles due to strong winds from the A66 (Middlesbrough) to Haverton Hill Road (Portrack Interchange, Stockton-on-Tees).

The Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough is said to be shut due to strong winds on the river Tees.

Elsewhere, a fallen tree caused a blockage on the road going into Wolviston Village near the services.

And a tree has also come down on Guisborough Road, Nunthorpe, at Dixon’s Bank.

Earlier on Friday, one resident on Sinnington Close in Guisborough described how they were “very lucky” that a tree didn’t strike any parked cars.

They told Teesside Live how vehicles were usually parked where the huge branch fell, but thankfully, nothing was damaged.

Tree surgeons were at the scene clearing up the mess on Friday morning.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind, with strong gusts expected on Friday evening.

Clear up under way after tree branch comes down in Guisborough as Storm Callum arrives in Teesside
Clear up under way after tree branch comes down in Guisborough as Storm Callum arrives in Teesside (Image: evening gazette)

The warning, which is set to be in place until 11.59pm on Friday, warns some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely.

It adds that delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges are also likely.

Flooding is also possible with a be prepared alert issued for the Teesside area.

Some of the flood gates at Yarm are being closed in anticipation of “prolonged and heavy rainfall” on Friday night and on Saturday.

However, these closures will not restrict public access to the riverside.

As river levels rise overnight, the remaining flood gates may need to be closed, which will remain that way until river levels have fallen.

The River Tees is expected to remain high on Saturday, but no flooding to properties is currently forecast and warnings are not expected to be issued.

The drizzly weather is predicted to continue on Saturday, with heavy rain expected for much of the day.

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