November 26, 2012: Flood Updates

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11:08pm

Environment Agency flood warnings for North East region as of 10.55pm.

Pickering Beck at Pickering - Beck Isle & Hungate; River Ure at Milby Island; North Beck and Willow Beck at Northallerton; River Wear at Durham Riverside; River Swale at Brompton-on-Swale caravan park; River Seven at Sinnington; Brompton Beck at Brompton - Linen Way and The Green; River Esk at Ruswarp; River Esk at Lealholm; Willow Beck at Northallerton; River Hull and tributaries in the upper Hull catchment; Brompton Beck at Brompton - Water End and The School; Brough Beck at Catterick - Swale Pasture Lane and Oran Lane; Bishop River Ure at Aldwark Bridge to Cuddy Shaw; Monkton Beck at Bishop Monkton; River Swale at Kirby Wiske; River Ouse at Linton Lock; River Foss at Huntington Road and Foss Island; River Derwent at Stamford Bridge - The Weir Caravan Park and Kexby Bridge; River Ouse at York - St Georges Field; River Ouse at York - riverside properties; River Ure at Roecliffe Caravan Park; River Ouse at Naburn Lock; River Nidd at Hunsingore and Cattal; River Derwent at Buttercrambe Mill; North Cave Beck at North Cave; Hovingham Beck at Hovingham.
 

10:48pm

Northumbria Police update 10.30pm

SUNDERLAND

The A19 northbound from Durham into Northumbria Police area is closed and is expected to be until around midnight - diversions in place via A1018 Ryhope. Southbound is open. Traffic in the area is still heavy.

A182 Washington highway offslip for Mount Pleasant is closed

A1231 eastbound  is now running freely

A1290 by Nissan has a flooded section but is passable with care

A690 at the Houghton Cut has now re-opened

SOUTH TYNESIDE

The A19, South Tyneside, is open in both directions however one of the northbound lanes is currently closed. There is also a closure on a filter lane leading to the A184. Likely to stay closed overnight

Benton Road, Whiteleas, closed due to flooding and a collision

Western approach / Tyne Dock is open and passable with care - delays expected

GATESHEAD

Lamesley Road is closed

Kibblesworth Lane is closed

Wellington Road near the Fed Brewery site, Metro Centre, is closed

Lobley Hill Road / Bensham Road is closed in both directions, under the railway bridge, near to junction with Queens Way. Likely to remain closed overnight.

Barlay Mow roundabout / Vigo lane is passable with care

Greenford Lane will remain closed overnight

Crawcrook bypass, near to Stargate, will remain closed overnight

NORTH TYNESIDE

Crowbank closed

Northbound onslip to A19 from the A193 Tynemouth Rd / Howdon is closed due to standing water

The Avenue, Wallsend, road underneath the Metro bridge is flooded - suggest alternative route is used

B1325 Hartley Lane (Beehive Road) - Standing water on the road but passable with extreme care - alternative routes suggested

Southgate, Killingworth, road not passable due to flooding

A19 Southbound from Moor Farm to Killingworth - down to one lane but passable with care

NEWCASTLE

Kenton Road and Grand Stand road are now open.

The minor road between Callerton and Black Callerton is flooded and closed.

Spencer Court, Newburn - There are several roads closed around the area  - Walbottle Road at Dene Terrace, Lemington Road at Station Road and Tyne View.

Ouseburn Road is closed with signs in place.

All other roads are passable, however, there is standing water on some and driving conditions are generally poor.

Brunton Lane, between Kingston Park and Horton Grange, standing water however road is passable with care

Coach Lane, between Hazelrigg and Brunton Lane, is closed due to flooding.

Coast Road - West bound at the junction with Chillingham Road - down to one lane but passable with care

NORTHUMBERLAND

A189 Spine Road northbound closed from Three Horse Shoes Roundabout and diversion in place along Horton Road and Bebside Road. Expected to be closed overnight

Reports of standing water on the A1 offslip at Clifton under fly over – passable with care

A190 The Avenue near to Delaval Hall - the westbound lane is partially blocked on bend - passable with care

B1505 High Pitt Road, Cramlington, flooded between Mayfield estate and Oxford Avenue

Longhirst Road / Butchers Lane (minor rd) closed between Pegswood and Longhirst village. Local diversion via B1337 in place.

A197 from Woodhorn to Lynemouth - standing water on carriage way - pass with care

A1172 in Beacon Lane, Cramlington, closed. Diversion via Cramlington industrial estate

10:45pm

Update for County Durham as of 9.35pm.
 

River levels are predicted to rise further this evening with the River Wear creating problems in Durham City and Chester-le-Street.
 

A1086 Thorpe Road, Essington Way – Passable with care
A19 Northbound Shell garage west slip Rd - Impassable
A167 Plawsworth Red Lion to Pity Me - Impassable
A167 Croxdale to Ferryhill - Passable with care
A167 Cock of the North to Honest Lawyer - Impassable
A167 Darlington over A1M Jctn 59 - Passable with care
A167 Chilton – Ferryhill (southbound) - Passable with care
A167 Chilton – Ferryhill (northbound) – Passable with care
A167 Rushyford Rb – Now open
A167 Croft Road, Darlington - Passable with care
A177 Shincliffe - Passable with care
A177 Thinford to Sedgefield – Now open
A177 Metal Bridge - East Howle – Ferryhill – Passable with care
A19/A181 Southbound - Impassable
A181/A688 roundabout at Coxhoe - Passable with care
A183 from Jctn 63 along A183 Shiney Row - Passable with care
A183/A1052 Bournmoor (bet A1052-Bowes Lea) - Passable with care
A66 Sadberge - Long Newton (Cleveland area) - Impassable
A66 A67 Junction to Barnard Castle (Eastbound) - Impassable
A68 Witton le Wear - Impassable
A68 Darlington (Walworth Castle Hotel) - Impassable
A68 Allensford Junction - West Auckland -Humberbeck farm River Banks - Passable with care
A688 St Helens - Passable with care
A688 Sainsburys - Impassable
A688 Bishop Auckland Bypass - Parkhead Banks - Evenwood - New Coundon – Now open
A689 Bradbury - Passable with care
A689 To Rushyford – Passable with care
A690 Helmington Row - Passable with care
A690 Wolsingham Upper Town to Tow Law - Passable with care
A690 Brancepeth junction with Page Bank - Impassable
A690 Hunwick Lane to Willington - Impassable
A690 Helmington Row to Crook - Impassable
A691 Lanchester - Passable with care
A691 - A692 - Impassable
A693 Leadgate to Stanley – Now open
A694 Hamsterley Mill - Passable with care
A6072 Lambton Industrial Estate - Passable with care
A6072 Before roundabout with A68 - Impassable
A6079 Tindale Crossings towards Shildon - Impassable
B1278 Blind summit/Watch Bank - Passable with care
B1280 Wingate – Passable with care
B1280 Deaf Hill - Impassable
B1283 Haswell to Littletown - Impassable
B1285 Murton w'bound towards Hetton le Hole – Passable with care
B6278 Coundon Gate to Coundon - Impassable
B6298 Crook to Billy Row - Impassable
B1404 &B1018 Northumbria police have closed on their side - Impassable

Local Roads
Barnard Castle South side County Bridge – Now open
Ouston Abernethy Road - Impassable
Cockfield to Evenwood Esperley Lane - Impassable
Chester Le Street Front Street & Osbourne Rd - Impassable
Darlington Staindrop Road - Edgecomb drive and Walworth Castle - Impassable
Darlington Neasham Hill - Impassable
Darlington Backroad Neasham to Middleton St George - Impassable
Darlington Middleton one Row to Low Dinsdale - Impassable
Durham Toll House Road - Impassable
Great Burdon Bishopton Lane - Impassable
Hurworth Hurworth Burn Reservoir to Trimdon Village - Passable with care
Lanchester Front street - Impassable
Leadgate Brooms Lane - Impassable
New Brancepeth Pit House Road - Impassable
Pity Me Potterhouse Lane - Impassable
Quarrington Hill towards Kelloe Church Road - Impassable
Shotley Bridge Snowsgreens Road - Passable with care
Staindrop Keverstone Bank - Impassable
Ushaw Moor Station Road – Impassable
Station Town Millbank Terrace – Impassable
Brancepeth To Ushaw Moor – Impassable
Hurworth Hurworth Burn Reservoir to Trimdon Village – Passable with care

Residential
Chester Le Street Pelton Lane - Passable with care
Chester Le Street Cone Terrace, Chester-le-street - Passable with care
Coundon Westerton - Lee Holme Road - Passable with care
Craghead Middle Road - Passable with care
Durham Potters Bank - Passable with care
Peterlee Beverley Way - Passable with care
Sadberge Hill House Lane – Passable with care
Woodstone Village Lumley New Road – Passable with care
Pittington To Moorsley (Moorsley Road) – Passable with care
South Hetton, Logan Terrace - Impassable
A67 Gainford – Now open

10:15pm

Roads closed to flooding in Redcar and Cleveland

•Limerick Road Dormanstown
•Boulby Road Easington
•South Avenue Dormanstown
•Broadway Dormanstown
•A1085 Trunk Road – Steel House Roundabout
•Dam Street Loftus
•A171 East Bound – Between Flatts Lane & Cross Keys PH
•Lingdale Road – Road from Boosbeck to Lingdale
•North Road Loftus – at Boulby Back Lane
•Middlesbrough Road South Bank
•Marske Mill Lane Saltburn
•A1085 Trunk Road at Mannion Park
ROADS PASSABLE WITH CARE
•A66 Reg Vardy
•Apple Orchard
•Skinningrove – Flood Gates open
•A1085 Trunk Road leading into Redcar remains flooded in both directions
•East Crescent in Loftus is flooded - we have crews on the scene
•A171 at Jolly Sailors - Traffic Lights in operation.
•Kirkleatham Lane Roundabout
•Redcar Road Dunsdale
•A1043 Nunthorpe By-pass
•Grinkle Lane Easington
•Saltburn Road Quarry Roundabout – Saltburn
•Kilton Lane Brotton
•Stanghow Road
•Skelton Ellers
•A171 East Bound – Between Flatts Lane & Cross Keys PH
•Skelton Road New Skelton (Millholme to Railway Bridge)
•A174 Lazenby bypass on Slow Lane

 

9:24pm

9.13pm Stockton Borough Council staff at work in Cowpen Bewley with water entering some properties.

8:44pm

8.44pm Northern Powergrid say supplies in Shildon partially restored 10 minutes ago, with the rest to be reinstated ASAP

8:42pm

8.30pm - updates to previous list.

SUNDERLAND 

* Silksworth Lane has just been opened to traffic.

NORTH TYNESIDE

* The Avenue, Wallsend, road underneath the Metro bridge is flooded - suggest alternative route is used.

NEWCASTLE

* Coach Lane, between Hazelrigg and Brunton Lane, is closed due to flooding. 

NORTHUMBERLAND

* A197 from Woodhorn to Lynemouth - standing water on carriage way - pass with care.

* A1172 in Beacon Lane, Cramlington, closed. Diversion via Cramlington industrial estate.  

 

8:03pm

Northern Powergrid at 7:05 PM said "We're aware of customers off supply in Shildon. Supplies are being re-directed and staff are en route to investigate."
 

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6.50pm County Durham

* River levels are predicted to rise further this evening with the River Wear creating problems in Durham City and Chester-le-Street.

* A1086 Thorpe Road, Essington Way – Passable with care.

* A19 Northbound Shell garage west slip Rd - Impassable.

* A167 Plawsworth Red Lion to Pity Me - Impassable.

* A167 Croxdale to Ferryhill - Passable with care.

* A167 Cock of the North to Honest Lawyer - Impassable.

* A167 Darlington over A1M Jctn 59 - Passable with care.

* A167 Chilton – Ferryhill (southbound) - Passable with care.

* A167 Chilton – Ferryhill (northbound) - Impassable.

* A167 Rushyford Rb - Passable with care.

* A167 Croft Road, Darlington - Passable with care.

* A177 Shincliffe - Passable with care.

* A177 Thinford to Sedgefield - Passable with care.

* A177 Metal Bridge - East Howle – Ferryhill - Impassable.

* A19/A181 Southbound - Impassable.

* A181/A688 roundabout at Coxhoe - Passable with care.

* A183 from Jctn 63 along A183 Shiney Row - Passable with care.

* A183/A1052 Bournmoor (bet A1052-Bowes Lea) - Passable with care.

*  Sadberge - Long Newton (Cleveland area) - Impassable.

*  A67 Junction to Barnard Castle (Eastbound) - Impassable.

* Witton le Wear - Impassable.

* Darlington (Walworth Castle Hotel) - Impassable.

* Allensford Junction - West Auckland -Humberbeck farm River Banks - Passable with care.

* St Helens - Passable with care.

* Sainsburys - Impassable

* A688 Bishop Auckland Bypass - Parkhead Banks - Evenwood

* New Coundon Passable with care.

* A689 Bradbury - Passable with care.

* A690 Helmington Row - Passable with care.

* A690 Wolsingham Upper Town to Tow Law - Passable with care.

* A690 Brancepeth junction with Page Bank - Impassable.

* A690 Hunwick Lane to Willington - Passable with care.

* A690 Helmington Row to Crook - Impassable.

* A691 Lanchester - Passable with care.

* A691 - A692 - Impassable.

* A693 Leadgate to Stanley - Impassable.

* A694 Hamsterley Mill - Passable with care

* A6072 Lambton Industrial Estate - Passable with care.

* A6072 Before roundabout with A68 - Impassable.

* A6079 Tindale Crossings towards Shildon - Impassable.

* B1278 Blind summit/Watch Bank - Passable with care.

* B1280 Wingate – Passable with care.

* B1280 Deaf Hill - Impassable.

* B1283 Haswell to Littletown - Impassable.

* B1285 Murton w'bound towards Hetton le Hole - Impassable.l

* B6278 Coundon Gate to Coundon - Impassable.

* B6298 Crook to Billy Row - Impassable.

* B1404 &B1018 Northumbria police have closed on their side - Impassable.

Local Roads.
* Barnard Castle South side County Bridge – Now open.

* Ouston Abernethy Road - Impassable.

* Cockfield to Evenwood Esperley Lane - Impassable

* Chester Le Street Front Street & Osbourne Rd - Impassable

* Darlington Staindrop Road - Edgecomb drive and Walworth Castle - Impassable.

* Darlington Neasham Hill - Impassable.

* Darlington Backroad Neasham to Middleton St George - Impassable.

* Darlington Middleton one Row to Low Dinsdale - Impassable

* Durham Toll House Road - Impassable.

* Great Burdon Bishopton Lane - Impassable.

* Hurworth Hurworth Burn Reservoir to Trimdon Village - Passable with care.

* Lanchester Front street - Impassable.

* Leadgate Brooms Lane - Impassable.

* New Brancepeth Pit House Road - Impassable.

* Pity Me Chicken Farm Road - Impassable.

* Quarrington Hill towards Kelloe Church Road - Impassable.

* Shotley Bridge Snowsgreens Road - Passable with care.

* Staindrop Keverstone Bank - Impassable.

* Ushaw Moor Station Road - Impassable.

Residential.

* Chester Le Street Pelton Lane - Passable with care.

* Chester Le Street Cone Terrace, Chester-le-street - Passable with care.

* Coundon Westerton - Lee Holme Road - Passable with care.

* Craghead Middle Road - Passable with care.

* Durham Potters Bank - Passable with care.

* Peterlee Beverley Way - Passable with care.

* South Hetton, Logan Terrace - Impassable.

* A67 Gainford – Now open

7:31pm

7:30pm.

SUNDERLAND

* The A19 northbound from Durham into Northumbria Police area is closed and is expected to be until around midnight - diversions in place via A1018 Ryhope. Southbound is open. Traffic in the area is still heavy.
 

* A182 Washington highway offslip for Mount Pleasant is closed.

* A1231 eastbound  is now running freely.

* A1290 by Nissan has a flooded section but is passable with care.

* A690 at the Houghton Cut has now re-opened.

* Silksworth Lane is now closed to traffic from the Barnes gyratory due to localised flooding of the road.

SOUTH TYNESIDE
 

* The A19, South Tyneside, is open in both directions with a minor closure on filter lane leading to A184.
 

* Benton Road, Whiteleas, closed due to flooding and a collision.

* Western approach / Tyne Dock is open and passable with care - delays expected.

GATESHEAD
* Lamesley Road is closed.

* Kibblesworth Lane is closed.

* Wellington Road near the Fed Brewery site, Metro Centre, is closed.

* Lobley Hill Road / Bensham Road is closed in both directions, under the railway bridge, near to junction with Queens Way.

* Barlay Mow roundabout / Vigo lane is passable with care.

* Greenford Lane is passable with care.

* Riverside Way is closed.

* Cross Lane, Dunston, is closed.

NORTH TYNESIDE
* Crowbank closed.
 

* Northbound onslip to A19 from the A193 Tynemouth Rd / Howdon is closed due to standing water.

* The Avenue, Wallsend, road underneath the Metro bridge is passable with care.

* B1325 Hartley Lane (Beehive Road) - Standing water on the road but passable with extreme care - alternative routes suggested.

NEWCASTLE.
 

* Road flooded at Dukes Moor Garage, Kenton Road. Kenton Road is closed at junction with Grandstand Road and Kenton Road - expected to be closed for around three hours.
 

* The minor road between Callerton and Black Callerton is flooded and closed.
 

* Spencer Court, Newburn - There are several roads closed around the area  - Walbottle Road at Dene Terrace, Lemington Road at Station Road and Tyne View.

* Ouseburn Road is closed with signs in place.
 

* All other roads are passable, however, there is standing water on some and driving conditions are generally poor.
 

* Brunton Lane, between Kingston Park and Horton Grange, standing water however road is passable with care.

NORTHUMBERLAND

* A189 Spine Road northbound closed from Three Horse Shoes Roundabout and diversion in place along Horton Road and Bebside Road.
 

* Reports of standing water on the A1 offslip at Clifton under fly over – passable with care.

* A190 The Avenue near to Delaval Hall - the westbound lane is partially blocked on bend - passable with care.

* B1505 High Pitt Road, Cramlington, flooded between Mayfield estate and Oxford Avenue.

* Longhirst Road / Butchers Lane (minor rd) closed between Pegswood and Longhirst village. Local diversion via B1337 in place.  

 

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7.15pm

The back lane at Dalton Piercy in Hartlepool is currently closed both ways. Low Grange Avenue in Stockton is passable with care. Green Lane in Yarm is passable with care. 

6:33pm

6:15pm - Latest on road conditions in Northumbria Police area.

SUNDERLAND.

* The A19 northbound from Durham into Northumbria Police area is closed and is expected to be until around midnight - diversions in place via A1018 Ryhope. Southbound is open.  Traffic in the area is still heavy.

* A182 Washington highway offslip for Mount Pleasant is closed.

* A1231 eastbound is now running freely

* A1290 by Nissan has a flooded section but is passable with care.

* A690 at the Houghton Cut has now re-opened.

* Silksworth Lane is now closed to traffic from the Barnes gyratory due to localised flooding of the road.

SOUTH TYNESIDE.

* One lane of the A19 is open North bound between Testos roundabout (A184) and Boldon Turnoff (Hedworth Lane).

* Benton Road, Whiteleas, closed due to flooding and a collision.

* Western approach / Tyne Dock is open and passable with care - delays expected.

GATESHEAD.

* Lamesley Road is closed.

* Haggs Lane is closed.

* Kibblesworth Lane is closed.

* Greenford Lane is closed.

* Wellington Road near the Fed Brewery site, Metro Centre, is closed.

* Lobley Hill Road / Bensham Road is closed in both directions, under the railway bridge, near to junction with Queens Way.

* Barlay Mow roundabout / Vigo lane is passable with care.

* Greenford Lane is passable with care.

NORTH TYNESIDE.

* Crowbank closed.

* Northbound onslip to A19 from the A193 Tynemouth Rd / Howdon is closed due to standing water.

* The Avenue, Wallsend, road underneath the Metro bridge is passable with care.

* B1325 Hartley Lane (Beehive Road) - Standing water on the road but passable with extreme care - alternative routes suggested.

NEWCASTLE.

* Road flooded at Dukes Moor Garage, Kenton Road. Kenton Road is closed at junction with Grandstand Road and Kenton Road - expected to be closed for around three hours.

* The minor road between Callerton and Black Callerton is flooded and closed.

* Spencer Court, Newburn - There are several roads closed around the area - Walbottle Road at Dene Terrace, Lemington Road at Station Road and Tyne View.

* Ouseburn Road is closed with signs in place.

* All other roads are passable, however, there is standing water on some and driving conditions are generally poor. Northumberland.

* A189 Spine Road northbound closed from Three Horse Shoes Roundabout and diversion in place along Horton Road and Bebside Road.

* Reports of standing water on the A1 offslip at Clifton under fly over – passable with care.

* A190 The Avenue near to Delaval Hall - the westbound lane is partially blocked on bend - passable with care.

* B1505 High Pitt Road, Cramlington, flooded between Mayfield estate and Oxford Avenue.

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FLOODING INFORMATION FROM STOCKTON BOROUGH COUNCIL 

Schools
Holy Rosary Primary School in Billingham, closed at 2pm (Monday 26 November). It will re-open tomorrow (Tuesday 27 November).  All school closures Stockton Council is notified about will appear at www.stockton.gov.uk/schools

Road/travel update

Bishopton Road is closed due to flooding at Brown's Bridge. 

Green Lane, near Conyers School, is currently closed. Stockton Council on site with clearing equipment.

Surbiton Road now passable with care.

New Road is closed and a diversion is in place.

A19 is currently shut in both directions at Hutton Henry with traffic being diverted along A1086 Coast Road.

Harrowgate Lane is passable but the water level is rising.

Wolviston Back Lane at Cowpen Bewley is currently closed.

The A19 Northbound off-slip road to the A139 is currently closed while water is pumped away from the A139 roundabout.

The Environment Agency provides a 24 hour Flood Helpline and updates can be found at www.environment-agency.gov.uk.

Public warning

 

In certain parts of Stockton Borough, such as the Hartburn, Oxbridge and Billingham Bank, there are areas of flood water.

Members of the public are urged to take notice of all warning signs and barriers and should not attempt to move them.

4:56pm

Further update road closures


People can access Brotton via A174 all the way through
Saltburn can be accessed by using the A174 then onto the Brotton Bypass into Saltburn
Skelton can be accessed via A174 all the way through

Police are advising people to take care when driving, drive slowly and be patient. Problems are being caused by people driving through standing water too fast.

4:55pm

A total of 26 schools were closed in North Yorkshire because of flooding today, mostly in the Hambleton and Richmondshire districts. Parents are advised to check the county council website for information tomorrow morning. 

There are still 18 flood alerts across the county, according to the Environment Agency.

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4:29pm

Steve Waite, club secretary at Carlin How and District Working Men's Club comments on flooding at the club:

"We are just starting to make a bit of headway but the club cellar is still under about 5 feet of water.  Local steel company Tata, which is based over the road from us, have been helping, they sent a tanker over and some lads who have been pumping water out.  It's going to take a while to get everything right again.  We lost power earlier and couldn't serve draught beer either.  

"There has been a big impact all round but there's been a good effort from everybody.  People from all over the village have been helping each other, it's been a real village effort.  I think there's a bit of good in everything and people coming together shows that."

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North Yorkshire Police say that while the flooding is not as severe as the situation back in September, the persistent heavy rain is set to cause further problems today and overnight into Tuesday.

The main source of concern is maintaining the main road networks in the county, particularly the A1 in Richmondshire and A19 in the Hambleton area.

At present one lane on the northbound carriageway of the A1 at Catterick Garrison is closed which is causing delays for motorists. The Highways Agency is continuing to pump the water away from the scene.

There is also a closure on the southbound carriageway of the A19 on the outskirts of Northallerton, between the A172 slip road from Stokesley towards the A684 Osmotherley turn-off. The A684 between Brompton And Ellerbeck, near Northallerton, is also closed to due to flooding.

North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue is pumping water away from the Friarage Hospital car park in Northallerton. South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have temporarily closed the occupational therapy department and cancelled all planned surgery for the day. The fire service and hospital staff are working hard to keep the hospital working as normal and are continuing to monitor the situation.

Chief Superintendent Sue Day, of North Yorkshire Police, is co-ordinating the multi-agency flood response.

She said: “All partner agencies are working hard to get the road networks opened up and to help people to protect their property from flood water.

“At present, we do not believe the flood situation is anywhere near as bad as what we experienced in September. However, we have the necessary preparations and contingencies in place should the conditions deteriorate.

“As always, we advise motorists to take extreme care and not to drive on roads and bridges that are closed. Please check the available traffic and travel information before setting out on journeys.

“Please also keep well clear of flowing water. This includes keeping pets away from this potential danger.”

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Travel update, 4pm, from Cleveland Police:

East Cleveland continues to be badly affected by the ongoing adverse weather conditions, with many roads closed or suffering deep standing water.

 

To travel to Carlin How, Loftus and Easington, use the B1366 Liverton Road, or Grinkle Lane

To travel to Redcar, motorists should use the A174 as the Trunk Road is closed at Steel House.

The A689 eastbound towards Hartlepool is to be closed from Seal Sands roundabout, the A1185 junction.

Congestion and delays are inevitable however motorists are asked to be patient.

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Middlesbrough FC's home match against Huddersfield is due to go ahead tomorrow night despite the rain. The pitch at the Riverside Stadium is not flooded and there is no pitch inspection planned at this time. The club is keeping a watching brief although no problems are antipated.

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Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College, in Darlington, will be closed for evening classes tonight due to the adverse weather conditions. Contact the QE or website for further details.

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3:40pm

Latest from Cleveland Police 
Update on roads, closures and diversions 3.45pm Monday 26th November 2012

This is an update on road closures and those which are passable with care in and around Cleveland

  • A1 north one lane open, passable with care
  • A174 west bound slip road closed but use lane on roundabout
  • A19 southbound – closed between A181 and A179

Middlesbrough District

  • Closed: Low Lane Ingleby Barwick to Sporting Lodge
  • South Bank Road
  • Penrith Road
  • Nunthorpe Road
  • A19 northbound entry sliproad at Mandale

Stockton District

  • A19 northbound offslip at the A139 – will be closed shortly
  • Haverton Hill closed – temporary suspension of weight limit put in place, so allowing HGVs to use New Road as a diversion
  • Long Newton down to 1 lane
  • Low Grange Ave, Billingham passable with care

Hartlepool District

  • Merlin Way closed
  • Diversion route from A19 is via Hartlepool, authorities are monitoring situation as rush hour approaches

Redcar & Cleveland District

  • A171 Moor Road near the Jolly Sailor Pub - pothole has collapsed again, temporary traffic management in place
  • A171/Flatts Lane, re-opened
  • Liverton Road, road passable with care
  • Many roads around Saltburn are very badly affected with many of them closed – measures being put into place to address situation as a matter of urgency.

Police are reminding motorists to allow plenty of extra time for their journeys and to be prepared for disruption on many of our roads.  Remember to drive according to the weather conditions.  Please keep listening to local radio stations for updates and log onto Cleveland Police website for information.

3:20pm

Durham Constabulary urging drivers only to travel if journey essential. The A167 is closed between Plawsworth and Pity Me. It remains open at the Honest Lawyer, but position likely to change as conditions worsen.
Roads in Durham city centre are becoming affected by floodwater but there have been no reports of any accidents, casualties or requests for evacuation.

3:15pm

From Police in Spennymoor

We have had reports of persons moving ROAD CLOSED signs from flooded roads. The roads are closed for your own safety and other motorists. We request that you assist with our efforts to keep you all safe, instead of hinder them. Thank you.

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The A1 northbound at Catterick Village had now reopened. However, the road remains congested. Motorists are also experiencing delays because of flooding on the A66 east and westbound near Bowes, and at the Long Newton junction, between Darlington and Stockton. Further delays are being reported on the A19 north of Middlesbrough towards Newcastle.

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Announcement from Teesside University:

The University (Middlesbrough and Darlington) is closing today, Monday 26 November at 2.30pm, due to the extreme weather conditions and travel disruption across the region. All events are cancelled.

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County Durham - One lane blocked and queueing traffic on the A1(M) northbound between J63, A167 (Chester-le-Street) and Washington Services, because of an accident involving a car and a motorcycle.

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Wynyard Village access to residents only and for people within the village to drive with care due to a great deal of standing water.

Low Lane has now reopened – the blocked drain has now been attended to by the council
 

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Latest update from Cleveland Police on A19:

Closures on A19 southbound between A181 and A179 – diversions through Hartlepool

A19 northbound closure is imminent – A179 and A181 diversions through Hartlepool

A19 northbound, entry slip at A1130 (Mandale interchange) closed, find alternative route

A174 westbound dedicated sliproad onto A19 southbound closed, still passable using lane on roundabout

A19 A139 entry slip southbound at Norton is closed, local diversions are in place
 

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Graham Cutler of Cuts Tyres and Exhausts in Carlin How says that his garage is under water and speaks of the impact flooding has had on his business and the local area:

"We are under water here, it is getting to be about knee deep.  It is absolutely devastating.  This happened in 2000 and it is happening again.  It is like reliving a nightmare.  The Environmental Agency promised it would never happen again but the measures they put in place are not doing their job and we do not know where to go from here.I won't be putting in for an insurance claim again, last time it put my claims right up and I cannot afford it.  The lads' jobs are at risk here.

"Everyone is pulling together here and trying to help.  The scrap yard have given us loads of big sandbags which have helped but they are being soaked through now.  Everybody is doing their utmost to help.  It is impacting on businesses tremendously but it is the residents that I feel sorry for.  There is a 95-year-old woman next door who is really panicking." 

2:26pm

The Environment Agency has just issued a flood alert for the River Skerne.

Households in the the Carr Areas including Mainsforth, Bradbury and Morden near Darlington are warned to be prepared as flooding is possible.

2:22pm

Framwelgate Waterside in Durham City Centre closed due to height of River Wear. A foot of water across the A177 near the Seven Stars pub & police say drivers stranded on A167 at Plawsworth.

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From Cleveland Police: 

Wynyard Village access to residents only and for people within the village to drive with care due to a great deal of standing water.

Low Lane has now reopened – the blocked drain has now been attended to by the council.

Matt Westcott, assistant news editor

2:03pm

The current level of the River Ouse is 3.8m above normal summer level in York.  It is expected to reach 4m in the early hours of tomorrow morning.

To put this into context the maximum river levels in the year 2000 floods was 5.4ms above normal. Some roads and bus services have been affected but generally its business as usual.

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St Peter's Brafferton School in Helperby has closed after the River Swale burst its banks at Thornton Bridge, near Boroughbridge.

Helperby residents say the village has become an island two main routes have been closed by police. 

1:57pm

Road closures in North Yorkshire as at 1.45pm:

A6108 Skeeby to Scotch Corner Closed
Unc Waitlands Lane, Ravensworth (Collapsed Culvert) Closed
B6274 Gilling West Closed
A167 Croft Railway Bridge. Flood signs out. Passable with care
C107 Brokes at junction with A6108 Closed
Sandbeck East from C129 Holly Hill to A6136 Richmond Road, Catterick Closed
Constable Burton (burst culvert causing serious flooding in the village) Closed
Station Road in Newton-le-Willows (deep flood water) Closed
Unc Low Lane in Wensley between Wensley and A6108 junction on Middleham road Closed
Bellerby village - flooding around the Cross Keys pub Passable with care
Mounstrall Lane between Yafforth and Danby Wiske Closed
Bullamoor Road Northallerton between the hospital and the old swimming bath/park Close
Oak Grove, Northallerton Closed
Kirby Wiske village Closed
Romanby to Yafforth Road closed under Railway Bridge near Willow Bank Garage Closed
C150, Road between Brompton and Deighton closed at The Oaks south of Deighton Closed
Long Lane Brompton closed at Helikeld Farm Junction with A684 Closed
Bog Hole Ford, Osmotherley Closed
Overton Railway Bridge, Overton Closed
Ellerbridge, South of Tollerton Closed
Alne Road, Flawith - closed at the junction with Greengates Lane Closed
Thornton Bridge, North of Helperby Closed
Gallow Green, Dalton, near Industrial Estate Closed
Dowber Gates between Helperby and Flawith Closed
Between Easby and Battersby closed at the railway bridge Closed
Between Easby and Kildale closed at the railway bridge
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Road from East Cowton to Great Smeaton is closed at Millers Lane junction Closed
A174 Sandsend near Raithwaite Hall Hotel. Land slip Passable with care
The Carrs, Ruswarp (River Esk) Closed
A171 Scalby Road Scarborough at Yorkshire Coast College
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A165 Peasholm Gap, Scarborough (Peasholm Roundabout)
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A165 Burniston Road Closed 

A171 to Newholm Closed 

C89 Hovingham Woods, Hovingham Closed
C230 Butterwick Lane, Butterwick Closed
C177 Buttercrambe Bridge to Lowfield Lane Closed
Balloon Tree Lane, Upper Helmsley Closed 

Harrogate Road Ripon - 1/2 mile south of Ripon Bypass at Quarry Moor Park Closed
C263 Boroughbridge Road Bishop Monkton - 1 mile East of village at Holbeck Bridge Closed
C233 Dishforth Road Sharow - from A61 Ripon Bypass to Sharow Village Closed
C278 Cattal Village - Ox Moor Lane and Cattal Moor Lane at Cattal Bridge Closed
C263 Bar Lane Roecliffe - between Becklands Close and Clay Pit Lane Closed
C273 Deighton Road Spofforth - between Spofforth and North Deighton Closed
 A59 Harrogate Road Knaresborough - Westbound crawler lane closed between High Bridge and Forest Lane Head (landslip) Passable with care
A661 Wetherby Road Follifoot - 200 yards East of A658 Harrogate Bypass Roundabout Passable with care
 

1:51pm

Multiple vehicles stranded A690 Scripton Gill Road, Meadowfield. Road being closed now.

1:40pm

The Friarage Hospital in Northallerton at centre of major flood alert after Sun Beck overflowed.

All elective surgery - non emergency - cancelled for today after drainage problems arose in three operating theatres.

Fire and rescue service brought in two heavy duty pumps to try and get flood water away from the building. However this meant water was sent cascading into the town centre causing further problems and the partial closure of the High Street.

David Pitt, local station manager, said they were desperately looking for different areas to send the water to and it's understood they are now ecploring if they can send the water on to Willow Beck which runs round the other side of the town.

However no patients have been evacuated.

The hospital's car-park has also been completely flooded.

 

 

 

1:36pm

BREAKING NEWS: Highways Agency has confirmed that the A1 is now closed northbound at Catterick Village, in North Yorkshire, to allow fire crews on to the carriageway to pump water off the road. Reports of a nine-mile tailback. The southbound carriageway remains open, although there is considerable standing water.

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Students at Stockton Sixth Form College are being told that due to adverse weather, it will be closing at 3.30pm today. College buses will be arriving at that time to take people home.

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Green Lane near Conyers School, Yarm is flooded but it is hoped the water can be pumped away

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A66 at Long Newton is now passable with care

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A19 at Castle Eden closed

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A66 Long Newton is now closed in both directions

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Low Lane between Stainton and Ingleby Barwick now closed due to floods

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It is being reported that the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton has cancelled all elective surgery today due to flooding

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UPDATE FOR TEESSIDE

Heavy and persistent rainfall has led to several roads in the Cleveland Police Force area being closed, and others deemed at risk of closure.  Some roads remain passable with care.

The roads closed or unpassable at this time are:

  • Low Lane Ingleby Barwick to Sporting Lodge now closed
  • A171 near Guisborough Cross Keys Pub to Flatts Lane turn off is now closed
  • The A19 junction with A1130 Whinney Banks one lane of the slip road is closed.
  • The A174 from Saltburn to Carlin How, Boulby and Sandsend
  • Kilton Lane in Brotton
  • The A174 from Quarry Lane to Saltburn
  • Brotton Road
  • Cemetery Road, Guisborough
  • Vaughan Street, Skelton near the Duke of William Pub
  • Stanghow Road
  • Limerick Road in Dormanstown
  • The A689 eastbound between the A177 and Wynyard
  • A66 Long Newton – closed in both directions
  • New Road, Haverton Hill
  • The A171 at the Jolly Sailor Pub is temporarily closed to allow repair to a manhole
  • A19/A1130 slip road Whinney Banks now passable with care

Police are monitoring Low Lane Ingleby Barwick to the Sporting Lodge, Kirkleatham Lane to Kirkleatham Village in Redcar, Apple Orchard Bank, Low Grange Avenue in Billingham.

Roads which are passable with care are: The A19 southbound, A689/Seal Sands, A179 slip road to A19 northbound, The Grove in Marton where there is flooding under the bridge, the A1085 Trunk Road outside SSI, the A1268 Marske Mill Lane and roads around Rushpool Hall near Saltburn, the junction of Park Lane and Grinkle Lane near Easington Village, roads around Billingham Bottoms, Green Lane Yarm near HMP Kirklevington and the A179 Hart Village to West View.

Julia Breen, Reporter, Teesside

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MEETING TO DISCUSS WHETHER TO SHUT A1

Incoming report that the Highways Agency is meeting now to decide whether to shut the A1, near Catterick Village, in North Yorkshire, because of flooding. Seeking confirmation. 

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Rydale District Council has issued around 250 sandbags to residents.

Sandbags were delivered by staff from the council’s Streetscene to householders across the district, and requests are still coming in as surface water continues to cause problems.

For more information visit: http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=21331. 

12:06pm

Update on Weather and Travel from Cleveland Police


Heavy and persistent rainfall has led to several roads in the Cleveland Force area being closed, and others deemed at risk of closure.  Some roads remain passable with care.

The roads closed or unpassable at this time are:

The A19 junction with A1130 Whinney Banks one lane of the slip road is closed.

The A174 from Saltburn to Carlin How, Boulby and Sandsend

Kilton Lane in Brotton

The A174 from Quarry Lane to Saltburn

Brotton Road

Cemetery Road, Guisborough

Vaughan Street, Skelton near the Duke of William Pub

Stanghow Road

Limerick Road in Dormanstown

The A689 eastbound between the A177 and Wynyard

A6 Long Newton – closed in both directions

New Road, Haverton Hill

The A171 at the Jolly Sailor Pub is temporarily closed to allow repair to a manhole

Police are monitoring Low Lane Ingleby Barwick to the Sporting Lodge, Kirkleatham Lane to Kirkleatham Village in Redcar, Apple Orchard Bank, Low Grange Avenue in Billingham.

Roads which are passable with care are the A19 southbound, A689/Seal Sands, A179 slip road to A19 northbound, The Grove in Marton where there is flooding under the bridge, the A1085 Trunk Road outside SSI, the A1268 Marske Mill Lane and roads around Rushpool Hall near Saltburn, the junction of Park Lane and Grinkle Lane near Easington Village, roads around Billingham Bottoms, Green Lane Yarm near HMP Kirklevington and the A179 Hart Village to West View.

"Our advice is to take the usual precautions when driving in heavy rain and where surface water is standing," a spokeswoman said. "We would also ask that drivers avoid travelling during the rush hour as major disruption is inevitable – please attempt to complete your journey earlier or later than the rush hour.

"Please note that conditions are changing and the information provided above is correct at the time of publication.  Further updates will be provided in due course."

12:03pm

North Yorkshire Police have reported heavy flooding on the A19 southbound carriageway at Knayton near Thirsk, resulting in the closure of lane 1.

 

The A684 at Brompton on Swale and at Constable Burton is passable with care, and the B6274 at Gilling West towards the A66 is closed.

Dalton village is flooded but passable with care and Dayton village is closed.

Around Harrogate and Ripon, the road between Bishop Monkton and Roecliffe is passable with care and the B6161 at Leathley is flooded.

The road between Bishop Monkton and Ripon is passable with care.

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Head Groundsman Ian Ward wades through floodwater on the track following torrential rain at Wetherby Racecourse.

The Northern Echo:

11:53am

Croft Primary School in Croft, near Darlington, is closing at 12.30pm today.

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The main road into Saltburn is flooded and there are reports of further problems in Carlin How and Loftus, East Cleveland. New Road at Haverton Hill is badly affected, as is Haverton Hill Road at Oxygen Corner, both Billingham. Julia Breen, Reporter.

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RESIDENTS in Richmondshire can collect emergency sandbags to protect their homes from floodwater.
Extra council staff have been enlisted to fill sandbags to cope with the increased demand – and they will be working round the clock if needed.
Bags can be collected from the depot on the Gallowfields Trading Estate in Richmond and from designated collection points around the district – home and business owners are asked to call in advance to arrange collections.
For more information call the council on 01748-829100 during working hours or 01653-690738 on the emergency out-of-hours number.

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Flooding on A684 near Brafferton, Northallerton

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Durham Constabulary reports heavy flooding on Pelton Lane, between Newfields and Grange Villa in the Chester-le-Street area. “HGVs are creeping through but hazardous for ordinary cars”.

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Flooding updates in Teesside

  • The number 29 Arriva bus is unable to serve Nunthorpe Village due to flooding.
  • The Environment Agency is clearing debris from Lustrum Beck in Stockton to try to prevent further problems there.
  • A lane is closed on the entry sliproad on the northbound A19 at Thornaby at the A1130 Levick Crescent junction.
  • The A19 entry sliproad at the A139 Billingham junction is closed southbound, as is the A1046 Haverton Hill Road in Billingham at the New Road junction.
  • Several cars were said to be stranded earlier on Imperial Avenue in Billingham and Finchale Arenue was flooded but just passable.
  • Green Lane, Yarm has a lot of standing water but is just passable with care.
  • The Yarm to Hilton and Seamer road is flooded but is still open.
  • One lane on the A66 Eastbound at Long Newton is closed but the other lane is passable with care.
  • The A689 at Wynyard towards Hartlepool remains closed.
  • Cleveland Police are advising people to leave extra time for their journeys, keep their speed down and leave enough space between vehicles.

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Flooding has caused closure of one lane of the A66 eastbound between Great Burdon Roundabout in Sadberge and the A135 Yarm Road junction in Stockton.

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Roundhill Road, between Darlington and Hurworth-on-Tees, flooded but passable - just. #echofloods

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SANDBAG banks are being created for residents of Northallerton, Stokesley, Thirsk and Bedale by Hambleton District Council.

 

People can collect up to ten bags if they are experiencing flooding or fear they may come under threat.

 

“We are doing our best to help people help themselves,” said council leader, Coun Neville Huxtable.

“We have put an extra shift of men on to just fill sandbags – our men will work round the clock to try to help protect people’s homes.   By creating stores across the district home owners can collect bags themselves allowing our men to concentrate on the emergency cases.”

Matt Westcott, assistant news editor

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Firefighters in Northallerton are currently pumping water away from hospital buildings.

10:20am

Phil Younge, Flood Risk Manager at the Environment Agency, said: “We are expecting more rain throughout Monday, and are urging people to remain vigilant, and check their risk of flooding.

“Our teams have been out around the clock over the last few days to minimise the risks and prepare for flooding. We are continuing to deploy teams across the country to warn communities at risk."

Matt Westcott, assistant news editor

10:19am

The Environment Agency is warning of a continued risk of surface water and river flooding today across North Yorkshire and the North-East.

There are currently 17 flood warnings, and 37 flood alerts in place for Yorkshire and the North-East, mainly concentrated in North Yorkshire and County Durham. Further flood alerts and flood warnings may be issued, so communities are urged to be vigilant.

Matt Westcott, assistant news editor

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CRICKET: Homes flooded across the North-East, loads of roads impassable and more wet weather predicted for the rest of the day - in other words, a perfect day to release next year's cricket fixtures.

Find out what's happening with Durham and Yorkshire when the fixtures are released at 2.30pm.

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David Cameron's comments came as the Environment Agency revealed more than 800 homes have been flooded, with thousands of motorists across the country being rescued from water-logged roads.

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The Prime Minister promised the Government would ensure everything is being done to help after winds and torrential rain left one person dead and forced hundreds from their homes.

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SCHOOL CLOSED: Bishopton Redmarshall Primary School, near Darlington, is closed today as the access roads are flooded and it is unsafe for staff and pupils to travel.

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A19 Southbound lane closed on entry slip road due to flooding at A139. The entry slip road was fully closed but one lane re-opened at 08:30.

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A688 Park Head Bank, Bishop Auckland: Reported (9.29am) A688 Park Head Bank closed, queueing traffic due to flooding between B6282 South Church Road and A689 / B6287, congestion on Westbound to B6288 Weardale Street.

Click here for the latest update

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A66 Bowes: Slow traffic due to earlier overturned vehicle on A66 both ways between A67 and B6277. All lanes have been re-opened. The road re-opened around 09:10 but there are residual delays.

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DURHAM COUNTY COUNCIL FLOOD UPDATES

Latest road closures, school closures and disruption to services from Durham County Council - click here

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NORTH YORKSHIRE ROAD CLOSURES

Latest road closure updates from North Yorkshire County Council - click here

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DARLINGTON SCHOOL CLOSURES

Latest school opening and closures from Darlington Borough Council - click here

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Reported (8.38am) A1046 Haverton Hill Road closed due to flooding at New Road (Oxygen Corner).

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Latest traffic update on A688 - click here

 

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Lots of reports of roads 'just passable'. Keep track of their status in our live traffic and travel feed - click here

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Reported (8.00am) Reports of A684 Stokesley Road blocked due to flooding near Lead Lane.

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Reported (8.14am) A690 closed, slow traffic due to flooding between Holy Well Lane and B6299 North Lane. Near the Golf Club.

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Reported (7.46am) A689 Hartlepool Road Eastbound closed due to flooding between The Wynd and The Wynd. Affecting traffic between Sedgefield and the A19. Diversion: Through Wynyard village

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Reported (7.50am) A688 closed, queueing traffic due to flooding between A68 and A6072 / Watling Road. Between Bishop Auckland and Barnard Castle. 

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Region braces itself for more flooding - Read the full story here

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Send us your flood updates, pictures and video through twitter using hashtag #echofloods

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