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A19 flood: Water supplies back on after burst water pipe

Police at the scene of the burst water pipe on Thursday Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Northumbrian Water says the majority of customers have their water connected after a burst pipe on Thursday.

The burst caused flooding on the A19 which led to chaos for commuters.

North Tyneside Council working to clear A19 congestion

Traffic struggling through floodwater on Thursday Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

North Tyneside Council said it is working with Northumbrian Water to ease congestion and clear water on the A19.

Backworth Lane (B1322) between Backworth and Seghill was closed from Annitsford Road and Killingworth Way with diversions in place.

VIDEO: A19 flooding causes long delays for drivers

A19 flooding closes Killingworth turn-off

Cramlington police have confirmed a burst water main on the A19 has closed the Killingworth turn off. Drivers are being advised to avoid the area.

This is causing further problems because traffic had been diverted to this area.

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Police appeal after schoolgirl hit by car in North Tyneside

Police are appealing for witnesses after a schoolgirl was hit by a car in North Tyneside.

Police appeal after schoolgirl hit by car in North Tyneside Credit: Northumbria Police

At around 4pm on January 11th, police received a report that a schoolgirl had been hit by a car on A1056 Killingworth Way in Killingworth.

Emergency services attended and the girl was taken to hospital by paramedics with suspected serious injuries.

The road has been closed between the Station Road junction and the Greenhills roundabouts to allow officers to deal with the incident.

Officers are carrying out enquiries to establish exactly what happened and are appealing for witnesses. Any witnesses, or anyone with information that may help police should contact officers on 101 quoting log 837 11/01/17.

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