The Environment Agency has issued a Flood Alert for the North East. This means that flooding is possible and people should be prepared. For more details click here.
The Environment Agency has issued the following advice to anyone living in flood alert areas:
- Protect pets and think about animals outside
- Avoid cycling
- Only travel if necessary
- Try to protect your property with sandbags
A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the River Nidd. Flooding is possible for The River Nidd and the River Ouse.
A Flood Alert has been issued for the Lower River Tees. Flooding is possible for Low lying land in the Lower Tees valley, from Middleton St George to the Tees Barrage, including Lustrum Beck, Middlesbrough Becks, Greatham Beck and the Riverside footpaths at Yarm.
The Environment Agency has issued flood warnings for the Rivers Pont and Blyth. The River Pont is slowly rising following heavy rainfall overnight.
The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for the Lower River Coquet. Flooding is possible for Lower River Coquet and its tribrutaries from Brinkburn to Warkworth. Low lying land and roads will be affected first.
Durham County Council have announced that they are hoping that a temporary bridge will be in place at the site of the collapsed bridge at Woolsingham in County Durham by early next week.
The bridge will restore access to the dales community which was cut off when flash flooding caused the existing bridge to collapse.
48 hours of poor weather caused roads to close and cut communities off in the North East.Flood alerts have now been lifted,, but the clean-up is continuing.
In Woolsingham in County Durham a bridge collapsed - cutting off the village from the main road.
The council has now said that they will be putting a temporary bridge in place to allow vehicles to travel along the road.
Watch the full report from Frances Read below.
Durham County Council will build a temporary bridge for people living near Wolsingham who have been cut off after flash flooding damaged Thornhope Beck Bridge. The council is now looking into how quickly this can be done. Farmers and people working in businesses are struggling to travel.
The road has been closed since the weekend because of structural damage. Durham Police have since had calls about drivers ignoring the signage. The only alternative access to this area is only suitable for 4x4s.
“In seeking a longer term solution and so that we can repair the historic stone structure, we will be reliant on the cooperation of local landowners.
“This will involve lifting the temporary structure to the side of the bridge so that full repairs can be carried out.
“I would like to thank the community for their continued support and reassure everyone that we are doing everything possible to find a solution as quickly as possible.”
Poor weather has left roads closed, a community cut off and businesses flooded. Most flood alerts have now been removed. In Wolsingham, County Durham, a bridge has collapsed.