Storm Otto Live: North East hit by winds of 75mph

  • Good morning and welcome to our live blog as the region is battered by Storm Otto, with winds of up to 75mph predicted.
  • We will bring you live updates on the weather and traffic conditions throughout the day.
  • The Met Office has issued a Yellow warning for much of the region from Friday with chances of injuries and danger to life from flying debris.
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