Flooding: Latest

After more than a month's rainfall in 24 hours we look at the aftermath of the flooding.

Latest ITV News reports

A1 reopens as river levels drop in North Yorkshire

by Richard Wilson
River Ouse in York Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

York City Council says that river levels on the Ouse should continue to fall today after the river flooded a hundred homes yesterday. A number of roads are expected to reopen as floodwater is removed.

A1 reopens

The A1 in North Yorkshire, which has been closed for three days due to the flooding, has now reopened.

Newburn building will have to be demolished

by Richard Wilson
Culvert collapses under residential building in Newburn

Engineers say a block of flats in Newburn, in Newcastle, will have to be demolished after a culvert diverting water under it collapsed during the heavy rain earlier this week.

Residents attended a meeting in Newburn on Thursday Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Those living near to the damaged building were told the news at a public meeting on Thursday evening.

Many of the residents expressed anger and frustration, having attended a number of meetings since a nearby culvert collapsed three months ago.

The culvert is on land owned by Northumberland Estates. Their spokesman told the meeting that so far £1.8 million has been spent on attempted repairs.

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Newburn flats will be demolished

Spencer Court flats in Newburn will have to be demolished, residents have been told at a public meeting. The block on Tyneside has been on the verge of collapse since flooding caused a landslide in a culvert beneath the building. No time frame has been given for their demolition.

Spencer Court flats
Homes around the building were evacuated on Tuesday Credit: Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue

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