HIGH winds caused problems on Friday evening, with several trees being blown down.

Shortly after 5pm a tree came down on Guisborough Road in Nunthorpe, blocking both lanes.

Traffic had to be diverted as a result while residents and a man with a chainsaw cleared the road.

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Residents and a man armed with a chainsaw helps clear Guisborough Road in Nunthorpe after high winds brought down a tree. Picture: Matt Westcott

Middlesbrough Council workers arrived shortly after to help finish the job, one of three they had been out on.

Earlier in the day, a large tree branch blocked a residential street after being brought down by strong winds.

Residents on Sinnington Close, Guisborough, were affected after the Willow tree was damaged by Storm Callum.

Winds of more than 70mph buffeted the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the west coast of Britain on Friday, along with torrential rain.

The Northern Echo:

A willow tree damaged by storm conditions in Guisborough

The highest winds of the morning were 77mph recorded at 7am at Capel Curig in Gwynedd, north Wales, with 76mph gusts in the Scilly Isles and 64mph at RNAS Culdrose, in Cornwall.

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for the North-East of England.