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Live News: November 28, 2012 (Flood Updates)
8:07am Wednesday 28th November 2012 in News
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Police are warning drivers to take care on the roads tonight - as temperatures are set to drop below freezing.
Possible some of the flood surface water still on the roads could turn to ice.
Darlington Borough Council has updated its list of roads still closed due to flooding:
- Staindrop Road - closed between Edgecombe Drive to Walworth Castle turn off
- Haughton Road - closed from McMullen Road to Blackett Road
- Redmarshall Road - closed from the Whinney Hill to Bishopton Road to borough boundary
- Newton Lane - closed from Walworth Road to Back Lane
The situation approaching #York on @eastcoastuk. #echofloods http://t.co/b72MPDmF— @wharrison83 28 November 2012
— @CharlottePell 28 November 2012
@eastcoastuk A view from the 10.58 from Newcastle to London. This used to be a field. http://t.co/ajvL0a56
The current level of the River Ouse in York is 4.54m above nornal. The river peaked at 4.57m at 4am today. All rivers in the city's catchment are now past their peak and levels are slowly decreasing.
The city's annual festive St Nicholas Fayre is going ahead this Thursday, Friday , Saturday and Sunday.
PHOTO: Another pic of the flooding at Preston le Skerne that is causing today's disruption between Durham & Darlington. http://t.co/HmT4kyHQ— @eastcoastuk 28 November 2012
@DurhamCouncil: Chester-le-Street civic centre closed today. Flood damage. Sign-posts to other customer access points.
PHOTO: Here is a pic of the track which is causing the disruption this morning between Darlington and Durham. http://t.co/APW7N0uw— @eastcoastuk 28 November 2012
Services are moving again between Durham/Darlington but subject to speed restrictions. Allow extra time for travel. Sorry for the delay.— @eastcoastuk 28 November 2012
Chester-le-Street civic centre closed today. No heating or lighting. Flood damage. Sign-posts to other customer access points.— @DurhamCouncil 28 November 2012
HIGHWAYS AGENCY UPDATE
Work is continuing to clear a number of localised flooding incidents on the A19 (Thirsk to Seaton Burn) and the A1 at Catterick. Pumps have also been deployed this afternoon to areas previously affected by flooding run-off from adjacent fields, including the A1 at Hackforth, as a preventative measure.
Various lane and slip road closures remain in place on all these routes while this work is ongoing, and long delays are possible.
The A66 at Ravensworth, North Yorkshire, which had been closed for repair work to the carriageway following damage caused by flooding, is now fully open.
The A66 at Long Newton, which had been closed due to flooding, has also been fully reopened.
Lines between Darlington/Durham are blocked in both directions due to renewed flood problems. More info will follow when we have it.— @eastcoastuk 28 November 2012
REMINDER: Customers who had tickets for travel Monday/Tuesday but couldn't do so due to the floods can use them on services today.— @eastcoastuk 28 November 2012
MEDIUM B6279 County Durham - B6279 Haughton Road in Darlington closed in both directions between the Devonshire Road junction and the Mcmull— @TyneTravel 28 November 2012
SERVICE UPDATE: Service 6 cannot serve Bishopton due to flooding and is turning around at Stillington.— @arrivanortheast 28 November 2012
SERVICE UPDATE: X18 Due to flooding between Longhirst and Pegswood, the service is diverting via the Bypass.— @arrivanortheast 28 November 2012
SERVICE UPDATE: darlington services - Haughton road near Wickes (Haughton Bridge) is flooded, Diversion via... http://t.co/fgPQEtvG— @arrivanortheast 28 November 2012
Don't think any rugby will be played this weekend!! @BlackwellMeadow @DarlingtonRFC #echofloods #ukrain http://t.co/m8dLuyzP— @michaeljstowe 27 November 2012
A1 southbound within the A69 junction | Congestion http://t.co/jgwb0CWc— @HAtraffic_neast 28 November 2012
One lane closed and queueing traffic due to flooding on A1 Northbound from A6136 Leeming Lane (Catterick South) to A6136 Gatherley Road (Catterick North), congestion on A1 to A1(M) J51 / A6055 Leeming Lane / Back Lane Leeming Bar. Travel time is 30 minutes. Lane one (Of two) is closed.
#echofloods haughton road clear for people on foot or bike if some of the pubic will allow us to ride on the footpath!— @tigerquaker 28 November 2012
A19 Fulford will remain closed today due to flooding. Rush hour traffic on Hull Rd and Tadcaster Rd expected busier than normal— @york_travel 28 November 2012
A chilly day of bright + sunny spells. Showers still pestering the east as they feed in from the N Sea. Radar here: http://t.co/6E7Bt7H4— @Ross_Hutchinson 28 November 2012
Slip road on and off the A19 continue to be affected by the floods.
A1(M) northbound between J63 and J64 | Congestion http://t.co/HtMx4j12— @HAtraffic_neast 28 November 2012
Revised service on CrossCountry between Newcastle and York due to overhead line problems between Durham and Darlington. Tickets being accepted on East Coast and First TransPennine Express services. An hourly service is now running between Newcastle and York. Also affecting First Transpennine Express. East Coast services are not affected.
Service suspended on First Transpennine Express between Darlington and Durham due to landslip. Tickets being accepted on East Coast and CrossCountry services. A landslip at Aycliffe means the line is closed until at least Sunday 2nd December. A shuttle train runs between Durham and Newcastle. Services between york and Middlesbrough are not affected.
Morning everyone. No new updates for school or road closures yet. We’ll keep you updated as they come in. http://t.co/kM3Z4lxe— @darlingtonbc 28 November 2012