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Storm Ciara: North Yorkshire village bears brunt of flooding

North Yorkshire village hit by flash flooding Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Storm Ciara has battered the region with high winds and heavy rain. Trains and planes have been cancelled and roads cut off, with emergency services telling people not to travel.

Earlier today, a severe flood warning was announced for in North Yorkshire, meaning there is a danger to life.

In the village of Fremington, North Yorkshire, residents were on high alert to protect their homes and businesses, after the area was badly damaged by floods last summer.

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In Northumberland, flood warnings are in place along the River Tyne and in Otterburn.

In Haltwhistle, the Tyne reached three meters high, flooding surrounding farmland and putting properties at risk in Haydon Bridge.

Residents were warned to keep away from riverside paths because of the force of the water in Northumberland Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

In County Durham, cars were rescued from floodwater on some of the region's main roads.

Durham Police announced the closure of Egglestone Abbey bridge, near Barnard Castle, which was deemed 'impassable'. Officers also blocked a bridge in Croft, near Darlington for the safety of motorists and residents.

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Traffic passes through water on the A66 near Bowes in County Durham Credit: PA

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Bridge closure in Croft, Darlington Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Flood water in the streets of Croft, Co Durham Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The Met Office continues to have a yellow weather warning in place for wind across the whole of the UK, with gusts reaching up to 70mph.

There is also a Yellow alert for rain for parts of our region, with dozens of flood warnings.

Emma Jesson has the latest updates and advice for flood-hit areas: