A collapsed water pipe in Darlington has flooded parts of the town.

Reports on social media say the burst pipe has flooded the town, with water running through parts of Yarm Road near Greggs and Aldi.

Reportedly, part of the road has also lifted as water floods out of the tarmac. Northumbrian Water has diverted crews to complete emergency repairs. 

Red Hall and Lingfield councillors Mandy Porter and Amanda Riley have said they are "aware and on-site" at the burst mains. 

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They said: "We are working with Northumbrian Water & Darlington Borough Council

"Water has been turned off, with businesses on Yarm Road and some properties affected by this. We will update you when we have further details."

Northumbrian Water has advised that the clients on Yarm Road and the wider area may notice low pressure until around 4 pm, as their emergency repairs team works to fix the pipe. 

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