Northumbria: Latest weather/flooding update
September 25, 2012, 2:23 pm
A number of roads are reopening following the severe weather in the region.
The A1 northbound at Swarland is re-open, as is the A1058 coast road on Tyneside in both directions and Whorral Bank in Morpeth.
Northumbria Police is asking for the publics continued co-operation as agencies work to deal with the severe weather. Many roads are still affected.
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Police are still urging drivers, where possible, to try and stagger their journeys home if at work as rush hour may be even busier than usual.
Metros are running to all destinations and the same applies to local bus services. Trains are running normally between Sunderland and Newcastle. Newcastle Airport is running as normal.
East Coast train services from Newcastle to York are running an express service at present. Passengers can get trains from Newcastle to Darlington then transfer there to get to York and beyond. Visit East Coast website for more information.
In Spencer Court, Newburn, a 50m cordon remains in place after local residents were evacuated after concerns around stability of the building.
Police are working with other emergency services and partners to ensure people are safe. Newburn First School being used as a rest centre.
Closures in area are Walbottle Road at junction of quarry and factories, Mill Vale and Manor Grove and Millfield Lane.
King Edward VI School in Morpeth is being used as a rest centre for those affected by flooding in the town.
2.30 road closure latest:
2) A1 Tritlington – North bound
3) A68 Kiln Pit Hill
4) A690 westbound, outside of Reg Vardy, closed.
5) Mill Lane, Newburn, completely closed
6) A6085 Newburn Road, north of the Town Hill Gardens junction. Newburn Village also closed.
7) Walbottle Road junction, Newburn Road closed.
8) Surface water at Testos roundabout – Road not closed but council at scene with gully suckers
9) Askew Road and Derwent Roads closed in Gateshead.