North East flooding
A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the Lower River Tees.
Flooding is possible for Low lying land in the Lower Tees valley, including the Riverside footpaths at Yarm.
Flooding is expected early afternoon. Low lying land and roads will be affected first.
Residents and local businesses have been invited to give their views on a proposed suspension bridge over the River Tees near Barnard Castle.
It would be one of the longest of its kind in the UK according to Durham County Council.
A multi million pound programme is about to start which will improve the water quality of the River Tees.
Northumbria Water is upgrading the sewer system on Teesside to prevent pollution during flooding.