Huge clean-up underway on Sunderland sea front after Beast from the East sequel

A huge clean-up operation is underway after the Beast from the East sequel hit Sunderland sea front.

Monday, 19th March 2018, 10:49 am
Updated Monday, 19th March 2018, 1:10 pm
A huge buoy washed up on Roker beach.

Sand, rubble an other debris was washed up as far as the road at Roker and a huge buoy could be seen resting on the beach.

Sunderland City Council have sent a number of teams to the area around Marine Walk to clear the aftermath of the second bout of wintry weather, which hit at the weekend.

A huge buoy washed up on Roker beach.

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Deputy Council Leader Coun Michael Mordey said: “We’ve had teams working throughout the weekend clearing footpaths and roads following the recent spell of adverse weather.

"Conditions at the seafront yesterday made this task difficult so we’ve directed more resources to the area today.

"Work to clear the roadway at Marine Walk is almost compete and we’re now focusing on the promenade and the beach.”

A weather warning was in place across the North East over the weekend.

Council teams clean up the beach.

A yellow warning for ice - issued by the Environment Agency - was in force until 10am this morning.

Having taken a battering over the weekend from high winds, snow and freezing temperatures, the region's weather is now expected to improve.

The strong winds and snow are not forecast to return, and the Met Office say the temperature should steadily rise over the coming days, with minimal rain expected to fall.

The temperature tomorrow is forecast to stay at about the 5C mark, before rising to highs of 7C and 8C on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Council teams clean up the beach.

Dramatic pictures showed the extent of the danger across the North East coast on Sunday as people were warned to stay away from risk areas.

Among the major areas of concern were Seaham, Sunderland Harbour and Hartlepool.

Our video shows the affect of the high tide at Seaburn and Roker, where some debris was washed onto roads by the coast.

Flurries of snow and high winds also struck the North East on Saturday.

A huge buoy washed up on Roker beach.
Council teams clean up the beach.
Council teams clean up the beach.