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Storms: Flash flooding

Dark clouds make their way over Tyneside bringing thunder, lightning and rain.

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Newcastle City Council issue advice

Several areas of the city are now flooded and many major roads are currently impassable. At the moment we have nine schools affected by flooding – some of these will be shut tomorrow please check the council website for details.

The council are also advising to avoid travelling please do so, but if you must drive carefully and allow extra time for journeys. They suggest staying in your place of work until the congestion situation improves. Twitter updates on @newcastlecc

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