Risk of high winds

Published Thursday, 1st March 2018

HARTLEPOOL continues to be affected by an historic spell of bitter cold and snow.

This weather is expected to continue in to tomorrow (Friday), with further impacts being caused by the extreme conditions.

The severe weather conditions are now causing rising tides, which when combined with strong winds is resulting in high waves crashing over sea walls and promenades.

Denise Ogden, Director of Regeneration and Neighbourhoods at Hartlepool Borough Council said: “I would encourage all residents to keep away from exposed coastal areas given the potential risk of larger than usual waves.

“The promenades are also likely to be very slippy when the overtopped water freezes.

“We have taken the decision to put the Town Wall flood gates in place but I would like to stress that these measures are being taken on a purely precautionary basis – no flood warnings have been issued.”