Storms: Travel disruption after flooding

Roads and railways are affected after heavy rain left standing water and caused damage across the region.

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The A692 Lobley Hill Road in Gateshead remains closed between the A1 and Sunniside after flooding damaged the bridge over the A1.

The A184 Askew Road, which was closed earlier, has reopened.

Ovingham Bridge in Prudhoe is closed because of flooding.


Disruption around A1 due to flooding aftermath

Rush hour travellers are facing serious disruption on some of the region's busiest roads. A number of routes are closed this morning after flash flooding left damage and standing water yesterday afternoon.

  • A184 in Gateshead closed between A1 and Redheugh Bridge due to flooding
  • The A692 Lobley Hill Road is closed in Gateshead after flooding damaged the bridge over the A1

Landslip closes East Coast mainline

Landslips near Berwick have cancelled services north of Newcastle. Credit: Network Rail

All train services on the east coast north of Newcastle remain cancelled this morning after flash floods yesterday afternoon.

Trains are terminating at Newcastle. East Coast says tickets will be accepted on other routes, and can be used tomorrow.

East Coast are advising passengers not to travel today, but passengers who need to are advised to travel to Carlisle and change trains.

A spokesman for Network Rail said it would be later today before he could say when the line will reopen.

Hundreds of passengers were left stranded at Newcastle Central Station, and hundreds more faced long delays after trains backed up outside.

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