Flooding: Latest

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

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  1. Lucy Taylor

FLOODS: Teesside

On Teesside, there have been problems on the roads. Long stretches of the A1 are still closed and that caused tailbacks for miles along the A19. For many, whose homes and businesses were hit by floods, the recovery is only just beginning.


Thefts in flood-hit Newcastle

A man has been arrested after bikes worth tens of thousands of pounds were stolen from a shop in Newcastle on September 25.

Businesses in Newburn have been left unrecognisable after being flooded with 6ft of water.

Police have recovered nine bikes, which were taken from KB Cycles following the floods.


Roads remain closed due to floods

The A690 westbound from the A19 roundabout is closed, there is a diversion in place via the A183 and A182.

At Rothbury, the B6344 from the A697 is closed. Advisable routes are via the A696 and B6342.

The A1 northbound in Northumberland has cleared as has Kingsway in Team Valley.

"There is still water on the roads and some areas are affected. Anyone caught out by the rain and on the roads should stay calm and avoid any flooded roads and areas where possible.

"Allow extra time for any journeys and drive according to the conditions where you are. Reduce speed, keep your distance and make sure you are visible to other road users by having your lights on."

– Superintendent Derek Scott

Rest centres at the local high school in Morpeth and Newburn leisure centre remain open.

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