Overnight flooding hits County Durham village

The A691 has been closed in both directions. Credit: David Filmer

Emergency services have been working to support residents in County Durham after overnight flooding.

People living in the village of Lanchester awoke to see Front Street submerged in water, with homes and businesses affected.

The A691 was closed in both directions and has since reopened - but some streets in the village remain closed while the flooding is dealt with.

Emergency Services are on the scene in Lanchester after overnight flooding. Credit: David Filmer

Police and fire services were on the scene to help those affected and asked people to avoid the area and plan journeys accordingly.

Further wet weather is expected, with a yellow weather warning for rain in place until the early hours of Monday 30 October.

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