A governmental body has warned residents living near the River Tees and River Tyne of 'possible' floods in the area.

The Environment Agency has warned flooding is possible in areas surrounding the Upper River Tees and River South Tyne today.

They said low-lying land in the Tees Valley, including Teesdale Way footpath at Croft, is at risk.

Meanwhile, they added River South Tyne and its tributaries from source to the confluence with the River Tyne make up the flood alert area.

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The body has advised residents in these areas to monitor local water levels and weather conditions. 

They have also said to avoid using low-lying footpaths or entering areas prone to flooding, and for residents to begin acting on a flood plan if they have it prepared.

This comes after areas of the North East were hit by flooding yesterday (September 19) following torrential rain, with supermarkets and roads significantly affected.

Adding to this, St Joseph's RCVA Primary School in Stanley has been forced to close until Tuesday (September 11) following the heavy downpour.

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A statement on Durham County Council’s website said: “The school will close on Monday, 11 September 2023 (All day ) and re-open on Tuesday, 12 September 2023 (Morning ).

“Reason for closure: Due to Severe Flooding.”

The nearby ASDA on Front Street in Stanley was pictured with water down the aisles, with the flood causing the store to close early.

An ASDA spokesperson said: "Due to heavy rainfall, our Stanley Superstore has experienced some flooding this afternoon.

"As a result, we were forced to close the store early.

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"We apologise for any inconvenience caused and we are working hard to be able to reopen the store as normal tomorrow.”

Adding to this, roads on Tanfield Lane, South Moor and across Stanley were pictured submerged.

Chichester Metro station closed as a result yesterday, leaving the travel plans of some of those taking part in the Great North Run affected.