Zetland FM Local News - 29th September 2020
The number of covid-19 cases has continued to rise on Teesside after 55 new positive tests were confirmed yesterday;
Police are appealing for information after a fail to stop collision on Valley Road in Middlesbrough yesterday;
...and SABIC have announced that flaring will be taking place today on their plant at Wilton.
The number of covid-19 cases has continued to rise on Teesside after 55 new positive tests were confirmed yesterday.
A steep increase in coronavirus cases in our region, seen over recent weeks, has continued - but the total number has dropped slightly from the previous 24 hours.
Middlesbrough remains the worst affected area on Teesside in total, but Stockton has recorded the highest rise in daily cases, with 24 new confirmed tests.
Middlesbrough saw an increase of 14 cases, whilst here in Redcar and Cleveland the number of positive tests increased by 12.
Police are appealing for information after a fail to stop collision on Valley Road in Middlesbrough yesterday.
The collision occurred at 7:55am when a white Ford motor vehicle collided with a 16 year old female pedestrian.
The driver of the Focus left the scene prior to police arrival and officers are appealing for the driver of this vehicle to police come forward.
As a result of the collision the pedestrian suffered minor injuries.
Any witnesses with information or anyone with dash cam footage is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.
SABIC have announced that flaring will be taking place today on their plant at Wilton.
The company says it will begin a planned shutdown of Olefins 6 today, due to the postponement of the Turnaround earlier this year.
The main plant shutdown and flaring will occur during the day today, with intermittent spells of low and controlled flaring for a period afterwards, which we will endeavor to keep to daylight hours.
In a statement SABIC said that whilst they anticipate being able to keep the impact on local residents to an absolute minimum, they woulkd like to apologise in advance for any disturbance that may be caused.