Heavy rain causes disruption in Tynedale
Last updated at 20:12, Tuesday, 25 September 2012
HEAVY overnight rain caused traffic disruption across Tynedale on Tuesday morning.
Police warned motorists to drive with care and give themselves extra time for their journey because of localised flooding affecting some roads.
The biggest problem was on the A68 between Riding Mill and Castleside, which was flooded in the Kiln Pit Hill area. The road was reported to be closed for a time on Tuesday morning, but was said to be passable with care by 9am.
While there were several schools closed because of flooded premises and flooded roads in the Morpeth area, schools in Tynedale were open as normal.
Further heavy rain was forecast throughout Tuesday afternoon and evening. The Environment Agency said flood alerts had been issued along the length of the South Tyne and on the Tyne between Hexham and Wylam.
First published at 10:35, Tuesday, 25 September 2012
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk