A demolition date has been set for a block of flats damaged by flooding in May 2012. People living at Spencer Court in Newburn were forced to leave their homes. Block B will now be demolished. The decision follows technical investigations by engineers and negotiations.
Millfield Lane will be closed to both pedestrians and vehicles from 8am on Tuesday 14th January 2014 to allow contractors to secure the site.
The demolition work is planned for the following day and will last for two weeks.
The Environment Agency has issued some Flood Warnings in the North East.
This means that flooding is expected in the affected areas and people should take appropriate action.
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The Environment Agency has issued several Flood Alerts across the North East.
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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.