VIDEO: Gusts blow down lampposts in Sunderland

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STRONG winds brought down a lamppost on a busy coastal route.

Emergency services were called to Whitburn Bents on Saturday afternoon following reports of the unstable posts.

Workman dealing with lampposts damaged by the strong winds on Saturday afternoon, Whitburn Bents Road near to Cornthwaite Park.

Workman dealing with lampposts damaged by the strong winds on Saturday afternoon, Whitburn Bents Road near to Cornthwaite Park.

Officers closed off the coast road at around 2.40pm on Saturday as the damaged post was cleared and debries swept off the road.