Cars submerged in Newburn Bridge flooding

Submerged cars at Newburn Bridge. Credit: NCJ Media

A burst water main in the Newburn Bridge area of Newcastle has caused serious flooding. Northumbrian Water has declared a 'major incident'.

Some cars have been nearly submerged by the flood.

Philip Preston sent this dramatic footage to his Twitter account:

Northumbrian Water said that crews were on site at 8:55am on Monday and the burst was stopped at 9:50am.The organisation received 130 calls from customers about their water supply being affected by the burst, but by 10:08am service was restored.

Credit: NCJ Media