Thursday: Live coverage of floods throughout region

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8:26pm

That's all for The Northern Echo floods coverage tonight. We'll be blogging again tomorrow morning.

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the following roads in York will remain closed/restricted tonight and reviewed tomorrow morning:

A19 (Germany Beck)
Skeldergate
Monks Cross Link Road
Acaster Malbis (riverside road)
Nether Poppleton (riverside road)
Naburn at Howden Lane
Terry Avenue
St George's Field Car Park
Esplanade Car Park
Tower Street (both ways)
Fordlands Road
Knavesmire Road- currently no bus service can be provided via Southbank
Bishopthorpe Road (restricted access).
The Millennium Bridge is impassable

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Environment bosses say more than 2,000 properties in York were saved by a combination of flood walls, embankments and the Foss Barrier and pumping station after the Ouse peaked this morning at 5.07 metres above normal summer levels - marginally higher than the major 1982 floods, but still about 35cm or three feet below the level reached in 2000.

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The Environment Agency says the tide that  hit Selby at about 7pm wasnot be as high as feared.

Authorities in the town added extra sand bags to defences over worries that this evening's high tide could cause an already badly-swollen River Ouse to burst its banks.

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A1 UPDATE: The northbound carriageway of the A1 north of Dishforth has now been reopened.

One lane remains closed in the Hackforth area and may be closed throughout the weekend.

The Highways Agency continue to work around the clock to clear the remaining disruption.

3:48pm

A1(M) / A1 Northbound remains closed due to flooding from J49 A168 (Dishforth) to A6136 (Catterick South Junction).

The section between Catterick and Scotch Corner is officially open. The road is now closed between Dishforth and Catterick. It is hoped lane two (of two) will re-open before 16:00. Traffic is coping well.

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Two blocks flats on Hareside Walk and Hareside Close close to Spencer Court, Newburn, were evacuated this morning.

The decision by Your Homes Newcastle was taken in the interests of residents’ safety.

Residents of approximately 15 properties were taken to Newburn Leisure Centre which has been acting as a rest centre this week.

Longer term accommodation for residents will be arranged by YHN.

All decisions have been made with the safety of the residents as the primary concern.

All residents have now been evacuated from Spencer Court which was severely affected by flooding following persistent heavy rain earlier this week.

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Highway engineers say they hope to partially reopen the A690, which was closed during Tuesday’s storm, by tomorrow evening.
The westbound carriageway should reopen on Friday evening, with the eastbound lane to follow by Saturday evening, weather permitting.
Torrential rain on Monday and Tuesday created a four-metre hole by the roadside at Stoneygate which undermined the carriageway and threatened the collapse of the road. Repair work on the site was delayed by a burst water main.

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Flood-hit residents in Chester-le-Street being invited to attend a drop-in session from 2pm this afternoon in the Parish Centre, in Middle Chare to discuss the problem with officials from the council and other agencies.

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Workers cleaning up at the Honest Lawyer hotel, near Durham. Sandbags saved the main building but 40 bedrooms in the courtyard were flooded.

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Road users in Yorkshire and the North East are being advised to continue to check traffic conditions before setting out on journeys this morning as the Highways Agency works to re-open parts of the strategic road network affected by exceptional rainfall over the past few days.

The situation continues to improve, with the A66 at Long Newton reopening overnight, but several restrictions remain in place this morning, following the worst period of September rainfall for 30 years.

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HIGHWAY engineers say they anticipate the outside lane of the westbound carriageway of the A690 at Stoneygate will open by Friday evening.

Weather permitting, they aim to fully re-open the carriageway by the following evening.

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THE northbound carriageway of the A1 is likely to remain closed throughout the night, the Highways Agency has said.

With the worst period of September rainfall for 30 years Highways Agency contractors and its Traffic Officer Service said they have been working around the clock to manage traffic and clear flood water.

Work to clear flooding along the A1 allowed the southbound carriageway to re-open shortly after 1pm today.

The situation along the A19 also improved with lane closures reduced to a single lane on the exit slip on the A1027 around Billingham where work to clear residual flooding is ongoing.

The exit slip from the A19 onto the A139 also remains closed.

Work to clear floodwater from the northbound carriageway of the A1 around Catterick was progressing well this afternoon with Highways Agency contractors deploying pumps along the route.

However, further flooding about three miles south of Catterick at Hackforth will delay any planned re-opening of the northbound carriageway which is likely to remain closed through tonight.

Work on re-opening the A66 Long Newton is progressing well and both carriageways should re-open later this evening subject to no further flooding.

Information on the weather is available at www.metoffice.gov.uk.

The Highways Agency provides live traffic information via its website - www.highways.gov.uk/traffic - local and national radio travel bulletins, electronic road signs and mobile platforms, such as the iPhone.

Local Twitter services are also available at @HAtraffic_neast and @HAtraffic_pen9 for Transpennine routes.

Drivers can check traffic flows at http://www.maps.google.co.uk.

Road users can also call the Highways Agency Information Line (0300-123-5000) to keep up to date with road conditions.

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A1(M) Northbound closed due to flooding between J49 A168 (Dishforth) and A66 (Scotch Corner). The road remains closed Northbound between Dishforth and Scotch Corner. The road was closed up to J60 of the A1(M) earlier. The Southbound has fully re-opened. Diversion: Via the A168, A19 and A689

3:48pm

Travel update at 3.30pm
• A19 northbound back fully reopened, lane restrictions no longer apply between A1046 and A1027.
• A139 exit slips remain closed
• Exit slips at A167 junction from A19 have been closed at the request of North Yorkshire Police

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Paul Chandler examines flood damage to the bridge in Scorton, North Yorkshire

Darlington and Stockton Times: Scorton

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North Yorkshire County Council says it hopes to have a temporary bridge installed within five days in Scorton, where the bridge has partially collapsed.

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Rather him than me...

Darlington and Stockton Times: Barton beck

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The A1 Southbound has now REOPENED. An advisory speed limit of 50mph is in place as driving conditions remain difficult.

A1 northbound remains closed as there is still surface water flooding the carriageway. Efforts are continuing to clear this.

1:54pm

Clean up operation well underway in Gilling West, near Richmond, where dozens of houses have been flooded. Firefighters still in village attempting to clear water. Road through village now passable with care.

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A video showing the RNLI rescuing stranded residents in Stockton-On-Tees

 

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It was a big day for this part of the world yesterday. People who live here will remember it for many years to come - the day of the deluge.

Millions of people were affected: stuck in villages turned into islands; evacuated from their devastated homes; going nowhere on roads turned into waterways. The A1 in North Yorkshire was a river and remains closed for a 40-mile stretch.

So what did the national papers make of it all?

Darlington and Stockton Times: Nationals

 

THE SUN
Not a mention on Page 1. Page 15 lead.
Verdict : Damp squib

THE GUARDIAN
Nothing on Page 1. Page 4 lead.
Verdict : Wishy-washy.

DAILY STAR

Nothing on Page 1 - leads instead on Simon Cowell calling in a faith healer to free him of evil female spirits. The north's floods make a lead on Page 4.
Verdict : Limp as a wet lettuce

DAILY EXPRESS
A floods blurb on Page 1 - hurrah! And a spread on Page 5. Mind you, the Express leads on weather stories nearly every day - even when there isn't a real story, so why not this time?
Verdict : Not gushing with praise but a bit better than the others

DAILY MIRROR
Nothing on Page 1. Page 15 lead.
Verdict : H2Oh dear

DAILY MAIL
Nothing on Page 1. Page 11 lead.
Verdict : What a shower

THE TIMES
A paragraph on Page 1.  Page 11 lead.
Verdict : Water disappointment

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Nothing on Page 1. Page 4 picture story - not even the lead.
Verdict : Wet, wet, wet

THE INDEPENDENT
Page 1 picture!!! Full Page 4 spread.
Verdict : Floody hell - some news sense at last!

Imagine the national coverage if Kent or Surrey had been under water. Think it might have been the splash?

It's why local papers matter.

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Reports of residents in Haughton area of Darlington allowing residents to use their back gardens as thoroughfares, as footpaths submerged.

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Darlington: 

George Dent Nursery, Cockerton Primary School and Bishopton and Redmarshall Primary School are all open as usual today.

 

The Phoenix Centre is open to year 11 pupils only from 11am. Anyone with any queries can contact the school on 01325-348600.

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Footbridge in Darlington closed due to rising Skerne

 

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Latest roads update for N Yorkshire

 

Selby

Intake Lane at Beal is closed due to flooding;
Sir John Lane in Sherburn has flooded but is passable and there are flooding signs up;
River Wharf in Tadcaster is very high;
Ramparts in Bolton Percy is now closed and signs have been put in place.
Hambleton

C4 Brompton: closed from the railway crossing to Deighton junction;
A167 Newsham: lots of areas of standing water;
Sinderby Village: severe flooding now closed;
Crathorne: severe flooding;
Morton on Swale bridge is now closed;
Langton bridge is now closed;
181R Romanby Green to Yafforth junction: closed;
A684 Crakehall now closed;
A168 Thornton le Street: severe flooding, passable with care;
Welbury: severe flooding, operatives on site at the moment;
A684 Northallerton through to Ellerbeck: passable with care;
Water End Brompton: closed;
A167 Great Smeaton: passable with care and A167 near Entercommon chipping dump: severe flooding but still passable;
Ainderby Quernhow to Skipton on Swale: passable with care;
Alne to Flawith (opposite Green Gates Lane): passable with care;
A684 Brompton: passable with care.
Richmondshire

A6108  Skeeby: closed;
A6108 Gilling West: closed;
A684 Wensley to Bainbridge: closed;
B6270: travel with care, possible flood locations;
A167: travel with care, possible flood locations at Croft;
A6136 Brough st Giles camp centre: flood location, passable with care;
A1(M) Barton interchange northbound off-slip: closed;
Riverside Road: closed;
C41 Whashton Springs: closed.
The Police have also provided the following update:
Flood warnings are in place at:

Brompton-on-Swale caravan park;
Gilling Beck at Gilling West;
Brough Beck at Catterick;
River Ure at Roecliffe caravan park;
Bishop Monkton Beck;
River Nidd at Hunsingore and Cattal;
River Nidd at Knaresborough caravan parks.
Hambleton and Richmondshire is the area worst affected:

A1 at Catterick -  both carriageways are now closed between the A168 and Leeming Bar;
A684 closed in both directions at Aysgarth;
Wensleydale is the area worst affected by the flooding making the area difficult to reach;
Standing water near Thirsk and Northallerton Golf Club and between Sutton under Whitestonecliffe and Thirsk;
Flooding in Gilling West;
Road into Newton le Willows is impassable;
Bridge at Crakehall impassable due to flooding;
Flooding in Tunstall and road blocked into the village;
Flooding in Morton on Swale and Great Langton;
B6267 impassable at Ingleby Quernhow;
Numerous other roads are flooded across Richmondshire, most are passable with care.
Craven:

The road in Carelton in closed;
There is flooding at Bolton Abbey, Gargrave and Settle. However, the roads are passable with care.
York:

River Ouse is 2.8 meters higher than normal levels;
Parked cars moved from Kings Staith at 5am this morning.

5:43pm

Train stuck on East Coast Main Line near Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times: Train stuck near Darlington

 

5:37pm

A1M Leeming Bar to J60 Both Carriageways Not expected to be re-opened until AM 26/09 Impassable
A167 Plawsworth Red Lion to Pity Me Open
A167 Southbound - Cock of the North to Junction Honest Lawyer Impassable
A167 Chilton Ferryhill Passable with care
A167 Croft Impassable
A177 Maiden Castle Open
A177 South of A689 (1mile) Impassable
A179 Hart Village Passable with care
A181 Wingate - Station Town Open
A19 South at A181 Open
A19 North at Seaham - North from LZ A689-B1283 - Easington Services Open
A6072 to West Auckland Impassable
A66 Sadberge - to Cleveland Area - Long Newton Impassable
A66 Urlay Nook Impassable
A66 Sedgefield Passable with care
A66 A67 Junction to Barnard Castle (Eastbound) Passable with care
A67 High Coniscliffe Impassable
A68 Allensford Junction - West Auckland -Humberbeck farm River Banks Passable with care
A688 Bishop Auckland Bypass - Parkhead Banks - Evenwood - New Coundon Open
A689 Sedfield to Wynyard - Rushyford - Wolviston Passable with care
A689 Bradbury Passable with care
A690 West Rainton Open
A690 Low Willington Open
A690 West of Belmont (Slip Road) Impassable
A691 Lanchester Open
A692 Junction Durham Road Impassable
A693 East Castle Impassable
B1280 Wingate - Near Traffic lights Open
B1281 Castle Eden - Heseldon Passable with care
B1283 Sherburn to Haswell Passable with care
B1285 Hetton le Hole Murton Passable with care
B6168 Harelaw Front Street Impassable
B6279 Ingleton Impassable
B6302 Cockhouse Lane Passable with care
B6532 Sacriston to New College Open

Local Roads
Bearpark Toll House Road Open
Bishopton Red Marshall Road Impassable
Bishop Auckland Appleby Street Impassable
Darlington Branksome- Egglestone Road Impassable
Darlington Grange Road Impassable
Darlington Staindrop Road Impassable
Darlington Haughton Road Passable with care
Darlington Mill Lane Impassable
Durham City Framwellgate Waterside Impassable
Easington Thorpe Road to Horden Impassable
Great Buedon Bishopton Lane Impassable
Great Stainton Ricknall Lane Impassable
Heighington Walworth Road Impassable
Hunwick to Sunnybrow Passable with care
Hurworth Neasham Road Impassable
Hurworth All roads into Village Flooded Impassable
Lanchester Peth Bank Impassable
Leadgate Brooms Lane Impassable
Middleton St George Low Middleton Impassable
Barnard Castle - Raby Sun Inn Impassable
Peterlee Essington Way Passable with care
Walworth to Staindrop Impassable
Shadforth Main road Passable with care
Shotley Bridge Snowsgreens Road Passable with care

Pittington to Littletown Impassable
Seaham Hall Lord Byrons Walk Impassable
Station Town Wingate Millbank Terrace Impassable
Shincliffe Near 7 Stars Open
South Hetton Impassable
Tanfield Lea Industrial Estate Passable with care
Roddymoor Crook Tennyson Terrace Impassable

Residential
Bishop Auckland North Cliff Risk of Flooding
Bishop Auckland St Helens Melrose Drive Cleared
Bishop Auckland St Helens Finchale Square Flooded
Chester Le Street Cone Terrace - River Burst its banks Flooded
Chester Le Street Pelton Fell Road Flooded
Coundon Grange Cumberland Street Flooded
Darlington Neasham Road Flooded
Haswell Hessywell Crescent No longer Flooded
Hurworth Hurworth Grange Caravan Park Residential Home Flooded
Hurworth Friars Garden Flooded
Hurworth West End Next to above Flooded
Hurworth Roundhill Road Flooded
Leamside Low Station Road (Poplar Cottage) Flooded
Shincliffe Meadow Cottage Flooded
Tanfield Lea Peacock Inn Flooded
Wingate Front Street East and West Risk of Flooding
Wingate Market Cresent Risk of Flooding
South Hetton Kingfisher Cottage Flooded

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Footbridge next to JJB closed #echofloods

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North Yorks Fire and Rescue have dealt with more than 300 calls in the last 24 hours.

4:32pm

Latest County Durham roads update:

3.45pm - latest on the roads around County Durham and Darlington affected by #floods:
Roads Blocked Location Condition
A1M Leeming Bar to J60 Both Carriageways Not exepected to be re-opened until AM 26/09 Impassable
A167 Plawsworth Red Lion to Pity Me Impassable
A167 Southbound - Cock of the North to Junction Honest Lawyer Impassable
A167 Chilton Ferryhill Passable with care
A177 Maiden Castle Impassable
A179 Hart Village Impassable
A181 Wingate - Station Town Open
A19 South at A181 Open
A19 North at Seaham - North from LZ A689-B1283 - Easington Services Open
A6072 to West Auckland Impassable
A66 Sadberge - to Cleveland Area - Long Newton Impassable
A66 Urlay Nook Impassable
A66 Sedgefield Passable with care
A66 A67 Junction to Barnard Castle (Eastbound) Passable with care
A67 High Coniscliffe Impassable
A68 Allensford Junction - West Auckland -Humberbeck farm River Banks Passable with care
A688 Bishop Auckland Bypass - Parkhead Banks - Evenwood - New Coundon Open
A689 Sedfield to Wynyard - Rushyford - Wolviston Passable with care
A690 West Rainton Open
A690 Low Willington Open
A691 Lanchester Open
A690 West of Belmont (Slip Road) Impassable
A692 Junction Durham Road Impassable
A693 East Castle Impassable
B1280 Wingate - Near Traffic lights Impassable
B1281 Castle Eden - Heseldon Impassable
B1283 Sherburn to Haswell Impassable
B1285 Hetton le Hole Murton Passable with care
B6168 Harelaw Front Street Impassable
B6279 Ingleton Impassable
B6302 Cockhouse Lane Passable with care
B6532 Sacriston to New Colleges Passable with care

Local Roads
Bearpark Toll House Road Passable with care
Bishopton Red Marshall Road Impassable
Bishop Auckland Appleby Street Impassable
Darlington Branksome- Egglestone Road Impassable
Darlington Grange Road Impassable
Darlington Staindrop Road Impassable
Durham City Framwellgate Waterside Impassable
Great Buedon Bishopton Lane Impassable
Great Stainton Ricknall Lane Impassable
Heighington Walworth Road Impassable
Hunwick to Sunnybrow Passable with care
Hurworth Neasham Road Impassable
Hurworth All roads into Village Flooded Impassable
Lanchester Peth Bank Impassable
Leadgate Brooms Lane Impassable
Middleton St George Low Middleton Impassable
Barnard Castle - Raby Sun Inn Impassable
Walworth to Staindrop Impassable
Shadforth Main road Passable with care
Shotley Bridge Snowsgreens Road Passable with care
Piercebridge Mansfield Crossroads Impassable
Pittington to Littletown Impassable
Seaham Hall Lord Byrons Walk Impassable
Station Town Wingate Millbank Terrace Impassable
Shincliffe Near 7 Stars Open
South Hetton Impassable
Tanfield Lea Industrial Estate Passable with care
Roddymoor Crook Tennyson Terrace Impassable

Residential
Bishop Auckland North Cliff Risk of Flooding
Bishop Auckland St Helens Melrose Drive Cleared
Bishop Auckland St Helens Finchale Square Flooded
Chester Le Street Cone Terrace Flooded
Chester Le Street Pelton Fell Road Flooded
Coundon Grange Cumberland Street Flooded
Darlington Neasham Road Flooded
Haswell Hessywell Crescent No longer Flooded
Hurworth Hurworth Grange Caravan Park Residential Home Flooded
Hurworth Friars Garden Flooded
Hurworth West End Next to above Flooded
Hurworth Roundhill Road Flooded

Leamside Low Station Road (Poplar Cottage) Flooded
Shincliffe Meadow Cottage Flooded
Tanfield Lea Peacock Inn Flooded
Wingate Front Street East and West Risk of Flooding
Wingate Market Cresent Risk of Flooding
South Hetton Kingfisher Cottage Flooded

RAILWAY
Morden Landslide on track near Morden South of village Landslide near to line

4:31pm

Latest N Yorks road closures

Selby

Intake Lane at Beal is closed due to flooding;
Sir John Lane in Sherburn has flooded but is passable and there are flooding signs up;
River Wharf in Tadcaster is very high;
Bridge Street in Tadcaster is starting to flood at both ends of the road, it is passable and not an issue at the moment but there could be a possibility of further flooding;
Ramparts in Bolton Percy is now closed and signs have been put in place.
Hambleton

C4 Brompton: closed from the railway crossing to Deighton junction;
A167 Newsham: lots of areas of standing water;
Sinderby Village: severe flooding now closed;
Crathorne: severe flooding;
Morton on Swale bridge is now closed;
Langton bridge is now closed;
181R Romanby Green to Yafforth junction: closed;
A684 Crakehall now closed;
A168 Thornton le Street: severe flooding, passable with care;
Welbury: severe flooding, operatives on site at the moment;
A684 Northallerton through to Ellerbeck: passable with care;
Water End Brompton: closed;
A167 Great Smeaton: passable with care and A167 near Entercommon chipping dump: severe flooding but still passable.
Richmondshire

A6108  Skeeby: closed;
A6108 Gilling West: closed;
A684 Wensley to Bainbridge: closed;
B6270: travel with care, possible flood locations;
A167: travel with care, possible flood locations at Croft;
A6136 Brough st Giles camp centre: flood location, passable with care;
A1(M) Barton interchange northbound off-slip: closed;
Riverside Road: closed;
C41 Whashton Springs: closed.
The Police have also provided the following update:
Flood warnings are in place at:

Brompton-on-Swale caravan park;
Gilling Beck at Gilling West;
Brough Beck at Catterick;
River Ure at Roecliffe caravan park;
Bishop Monkton Beck;
River Nidd at Hunsingore and Cattal;
River Nidd at Knaresborough caravan parks.
Hambleton and Richmondshire is the area worst affected:

A1 at Catterick -  both carriageways are now closed between the A168 and Leeming Bar;
A684 closed in both directions at Aysgarth;
Wensleydale is the area worst affected by the flooding making the area difficult to reach;
Standing water near Thirsk and Northallerton Golf Club and between Sutton under Whitestonecliffe and Thirsk;
Flooding in Gilling West;
Road into Newton le Willows is impassable;
Bridge at Crakehall impassable due to flooding;
Flooding in Tunstall and road blocked into the village;
Flooding in Morton on Swale and Great Langton;
B6267 impassable at Ingleby Quernhow;
Numerous other roads are flooded across Richmondshire, most are passable with care.
Craven:

The road in Carelton in closed;
There is flooding at Bolton Abbey, Gargrave and Settle. However, the roads are passable with care.
York:

River Ouse is 2.8 meters higher than normal levels;
Parked cars moved from Kings Staith at 5am this morning.

 

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The East Coast Mainline has re-opened, but with just one track. Only one train is running in each direction at the moment and speed restrictions are in force.

All other train routes are now open again, but knock-on delays are expected - Stuart Arnold

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Road closure updates

COUNTY DURHAM

Roads Blocked Location Condition

  • A1M Leeming Bar to J60 Both Carriageways Not exepected to be re-opened until AM 26/09 Impassable
  • A167 Plawsworth Red Lion to Pity Me Impassable
  • A167 Southbound - Cock of the North to Junction Honest Lawyer Impassable
  • A167 Chilton Ferryhill Passable with care
  • A177 Maiden Castle Impassable
  • A179 Hart Village Impassable
  • A181 Wingate - Station Town Open
  • A19 South at A181 Open
  • A19 North at Seaham - North from LZ A689-B1283 - Easington Services Open
  • A6072 to West Auckland Impassable
  • A66 Sadberge - to Cleveland Area - Long Newton Impassable
  • A66 Urlay Nook Impassable
  • A66 Sedgefield Passable with care
  • A66 A67 Junction to Barnard Castle (Eastbound) Passable with care
  • A67 High Coniscliffe Impassable
  • A68 Allensford Junction - West Auckland -Humberbeck farm River Banks Passable with care
  • A688 Bishop Auckland Bypass - Parkhead Banks - Evenwood - New Coundon Open
  • A689 Sedfield to Wynyard - Rushyford - Wolviston Passable with care
  • A690 West Rainton Open
  • A690 Low Willington Open
  • A691 Lanchester Open
  • A690 West of Belmont (Slip Road) Impassable
  • A692 Junction Durham Road Impassable
  • A693 East Castle Impassable
  • B1280 Wingate - Near Traffic lights Impassable
  • B1281 Castle Eden - Heseldon Impassable
  • B1283 Sherburn to Haswell Impassable
  • B1285 Hetton le Hole Murton Passable with care
  • B6168 Harelaw Front Street Impassable
  • B6279 Ingleton Impassable
  • B6302 Cockhouse Lane Passable with care
  • B6532 Sacriston to New Colleges Passable with care

Local Roads

  • Bearpark Toll House Road Passable with care
  • Bishopton Red Marshall Road Impassable
  • Bishop Auckland Appleby Street Impassable
  • Darlington Branksome- Egglestone Road Impassable
  • Darlington Grange Road Impassable
  • Darlington Staindrop Road Impassable
  • Durham City Framwellgate Waterside Impassable
  • Great Buedon Bishopton Lane Impassable
  • Great Stainton Ricknall Lane Impassable
  • Heighington Walworth Road Impassable
  • Hunwick to Sunnybrow Passable with care
  • Hurworth Neasham Road Impassable
  • Hurworth All roads into Village Flooded Impassable
  • Lanchester Peth Bank Impassable
  • Leadgate Brooms Lane Impassable
  • Middleton St George Low Middleton Impassable
  • Barnard Castle - Raby Sun Inn Impassable
  • Walworth to Staindrop Impassable
  • Shadforth Main road Passable with care
  • Shotley Bridge Snowsgreens Road Passable with care
  • Piercebridge Mansfield Crossroads Impassable
  • Pittington to Littletown Impassable
  • Seaham Hall Lord Byrons Walk Impassable
  • Station Town Wingate Millbank Terrace Impassable
  • Shincliffe Near 7 Stars Open
  • South Hetton Impassable
  • Tanfield Lea Industrial Estate Passable with care
  • Roddymoor Crook Tennyson Terrace Impassable

Residential

  • Bishop Auckland North Cliff Risk of Flooding
  • Bishop Auckland St Helens Melrose Drive Cleared
  • Bishop Auckland St Helens Finchale Square Flooded
  • Chester Le Street Cone Terrace Flooded
  • Chester Le Street Pelton Fell Road Flooded
  • Coundon Grange Cumberland Street Flooded
  • Darlington Neasham Road Flooded
  • Haswell Hessywell Crescent No longer Flooded
  • Hurworth Hurworth Grange Caravan Park Residential Home Flooded
  • Hurworth Friars Garden Flooded
  • Hurworth West End Next to above Flooded
  • Hurworth Roundhill Road Flooded
  • Leamside Low Station Road (Poplar Cottage) Flooded
  • Shincliffe Meadow Cottage Flooded
  • Tanfield Lea Peacock Inn Flooded
  • Wingate Front Street East and West Risk of Flooding
  • Wingate Market Cresent Risk of Flooding
  • South Hetton Kingfisher Cottage Flooded

Railway

  • Morden Landslide on track near Morden South of village Landslide near to line

NORTH YORKSHIRE

Selby

  • Intake Lane at Beal is closed due to flooding;
  • Sir John Lane in Sherburn has flooded but is passable and there are flooding signs up;
  • River Wharf in Tadcaster is very high;
  • Bridge Street in Tadcaster is starting to flood at both ends of the road, it is passable and not an issue at the moment but there could be a possibility of further flooding;
  • Ramparts in Bolton Percy is now closed and signs have been put in place.

Hambleton

  • C4 Brompton: closed from the railway crossing to Deighton junction;
  • A167 Newsham: lots of areas of standing water;
  • Sinderby Village: severe flooding now closed;
  • Crathorne: severe flooding;
  • Morton on Swale bridge is now closed;
  • Langton bridge is now closed;
  • 181R Romanby Green to Yafforth junction: closed;
  • A684 Crakehall now closed;
  • A168 Thornton le Street: severe flooding, passable with care;
  • Welbury: severe flooding, operatives on site at the moment;
  • A684 Northallerton through to Ellerbeck: passable with care;
  • Water End Brompton: closed;
  • A167 Great Smeaton: passable with care and A167 near Entercommon chipping dump: severe flooding but still passable.

Richmondshire

  • A6108  Skeeby: closed;
  • A6108 Gilling West: closed;
  • A684 Wensley to Bainbridge: closed;
  • B6270: travel with care, possible flood locations;
  • A167: travel with care, possible flood locations at Croft;
  • A6136 Brough st Giles camp centre: flood location, passable with care;
  • A1(M) Barton interchange northbound off-slip: closed;
  • Riverside Road: closed;
  • C41 Whashton Springs: closed.

Flood warnings are in place at:

 

  • Brompton-on-Swale caravan park;
  • Gilling Beck at Gilling West;
  • Brough Beck at Catterick;
  • River Ure at Roecliffe caravan park;
  • Bishop Monkton Beck;
  • River Nidd at Hunsingore and Cattal;
  • River Nidd at Knaresborough caravan parks.

Hambleton and Richmondshire is the area worst affected:

A1 at Catterick -  both carriageways are now closed between the A168 and Leeming Bar;
A684 closed in both directions at Aysgarth;
Wensleydale is the area worst affected by the flooding making the area difficult to reach;
Standing water near Thirsk and Northallerton Golf Club and between Sutton under Whitestonecliffe and Thirsk;
Flooding in Gilling West;
Road into Newton le Willows is impassable;
Bridge at Crakehall impassable due to flooding;
Flooding in Tunstall and road blocked into the village;
Flooding in Morton on Swale and Great Langton;
B6267 impassable at Ingleby Quernhow;
Numerous other roads are flooded across Richmondshire, most are passable with care.

Craven

  • The road in Carelton in closed;
  • There is flooding at Bolton Abbey, Gargrave and Settle. However, the roads are passable with care.

    York

  • River Ouse is 2.8 meters higher than normal levels;
  • Parked cars moved from Kings Staith at 5am this morning.

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harmbyres says

How wonderful of Wensleydale Railway, my partner will be able to get home from Leeming Bar this evening.

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The bridge at Grinton, near Reeth, feels the full force of the floods. Picture by John Wilkinson.

Darlington and Stockton Times: Grinton Bridge

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River levels at Oakley

Darlington and Stockton Times: River levels at Oakley

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River levels at Sunderland

Darlington and Stockton Times: River levels at Sunderland

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River levels at Rede Bridge

Darlington and Stockton Times: River levels at Rede Bridge

2:26pm

Bus depot in Philadelphia, near Sunderland, under 8ft of water, says fire brigade. Two fire engines pumping out water from the ground floor garage. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service says it has dealt with almost 130 call-outs since midnight, including rescue of a woman from her car at Birtley.

2:16pm

River levels at Newcastle

Darlington and Stockton Times: River levels at Newcastle

2:15pm

Heritage railway in mercy dash .

The Wensleydale Railway will run an emergency service tonight, for flooding victims in the Yorkshire Dales.

The train will Leeming Bar at 4pm, calling at Bedale (4.15pm) and Finghall (4.30pm), arriving at Leyburn at 4.50pm. All timings are approximate and weather-dependant.

A return service will depart Leyburn at 5pm, calling at the same destinations.

The service is free. For more information, visit wensleydalerailway.com or call 08454-505-474.

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Latest from Durham Constabulary on the roads in County Durham and Darlington affected by floods:

Roads Blocked Location Condition

A1M North and Southbound J60 Impassable
A167 Plawsworth Red Lion to Pity Me Impassable
A167 Southbound - Cock of the North to Junction Honest Lawyer Impassable
A167 Chilton Ferryhill Impassable
A177 Maiden Castle Impassable
A179 Hart Village Impassable
A181 Wingate - Station Town Open
A19 South at A181 Open
A19 North at Seaham - North from LZ A689-B1283 - Easington Services Open
A6072 to West Auckland Impassable
A66 Sadberge - to Cleveland Area - Long Newton Impassable
A66 Urlay Nook Impassable
A66 Sedgefield Passable with care
A66 A67 Junction to Barnard Castle (Eastbound) Passable with care
A67 High Coniscliffe Impassable
A68 Allensford Junction - West Auckland -Humberbeck farm River Banks Passable with care
A688 Bishop Auckland Bypass - Parkhead Banks - Evenwood - New Coundon Open
A689 Sedfield to Wynyard - Rushyford - Wolviston Passable with care
A690 West Rainton Open
A690 Low Willington Open
A691 Lanchester Open
A692 Junction Durham Road Impassable
A693 East Castle Impassable
B1280 Wingate - Near Traffic lights Impassable
B1281 Castle Eden - Heseldon Impassable
B1283 Sherburn to Haswell Impassable
B1285 Hetton le Hole Murton Passable with care
B6168 Harelaw Front Street Impassable
B6279 Ingleton Impassable
B6302 Cockhouse Lane Passable with care
B6532 Sacriston to New Colleges Passable with care

Local Roads
Bearpark Toll House Road Passable with care
Bishopton Red Marshall Road Impassable
Bishop Auckland Appleby Street Impassable
Darlington Branksome- Egglestone Road Impassable
Darlington Grange Road Impassable
Darlington Staindrop Road Impassable
Durham City Framwellgate Waterside Impassable
Great Buedon Bishopton Lane Impassable
Great Stainton Ricknall Lane Impassable
Heighington Walworth Road Impassable
Hunwick to Sunnybrow Passable with care
Hurworth Neasham Road Impassable
Lanchester Peth Bank Impassable
Leadgate Brooms Lane Impassable
Middleton St George Low Middleton Impassable
Barnard Castle - Raby Sun Inn Impassable
Walworth to Staindrop Impassable
Shadforth Main road Passable with care
Shotley Bridge Snowsgreens Road Passable with care
Piercebridge Mansfield Crossroads Impassable
Pittington to Littletown Impassable
Seaham Hall Lord Byrons Walk Impassable
Station Town Wingate Millbank Terrace Impassable
Shincliffe Near 7 Stars Open
South Hetton Impassable
Tanfield Lea Industrial Estate Passable with care
Roddymoor Crook Tennyson Terrace Impassable

Residential

Bishop Auckland North Cliff Risk of Flooding
Bishop Auckland St Helens Melrose Drive Cleared
Bishop Auckland St Helens Finchale Square Flooded
Chester Le Street Cone Terrace Flooded
Chester Le Street Pelton Fell Road Flooded
Coundon Grange Cumberland Street Flooded
Darlington Neasham Road Flooded
Hurworth Hurworth Grange Caravan Park Residential Home Flooded
Haswell Hessywell Crescent No longer Flooded
Hurworth Friars Garden Flooded
Hurworth West End Next to above Flooded
Hurworth Roundhill Road Flooded
Leamside Low Station Road (Poplar Cottage) Flooded
Shincliffe Meadow Cottage Flooded
Tanfield Lea Peacock Inn Flooded
Wingate Front Street East and West Risk of Flooding
Wingate Market Cresent Risk of Flooding
South Hetton Kingfisher Cottage Flooded

RAILWAY
Morden Landslide on track near Morden South of village Landslide near to line

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River levels at Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times: River levels at Darlington

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Flooding on A1 near Catterick

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River levels at Broken Scar

Darlington and Stockton Times: River levels at Broken Scar

1:57pm

50 homes across Wearside have been evacuated due to the threat of flooding.

Worst-hit areas appear to be Houghton-le-Spring and Hetton-le-Hole.

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River level at Yarm

Darlington and Stockton Times: River levels at Yarm

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floods update from Durham Constabulary - A1 (M) remains closed in both directions between Leeming Bar and Sedgefield, with no indication as to when it will re-open.

 

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Darlington Borough Council says it is responding to increased requests for sandbags from residents and monitoring water levels in the borough along with police and other agencies #echofloods

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Statement from Cleveland Police

Cleveland Police and other emergency services have declared a major incident due to the extreme weather conditions.  The safety of the public is paramount and our aim is to monitor weather conditions and forecasts, and take action as appropriate.

Around 29 properties in Hartburn, Stockton, have been evacuated by the emergency services as water levels rose to around 4 feet -with levels expected to rise throughout the day.  Many residents have gone to a local community centre for shelter.

Although some householders were required to evacuate by officials, we request that others who self-evacuated before police arrived to contact Cleveland Police with their details so that all people and properties are accounted for.

Other areas within the Cleveland Force remit remain at risk of flooding.  These include Yarm, Eston and others which are near to water courses.

We have not received information that anyone has suffered injuries related to the weather or any flooding.

Police are receiving a large number of calls from the public, asking for practical help eg provision of sandbags.  We would stress that we have no capability to help with this, however many local DIY stores stock sandbags. 

Residents can also check the Environment Agency website for advice on putting flood plans into place in a bid to protect their homes and property.

Motorists are also requested to avoid going into Yarm town centre as a burst drain is causing traffic congestion and police are turning vehicles back.

More information will be released when available.

 

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12:43pm Tue 25 Sep 12

hunton resident says

Can we have more on the conditions of roads around Bedale, Catterick and Leyburn areas please.
Have seen differing reports about the flooding at Crakehall Bridge...........Any
one know if the A684 is passable here.

I would like to see my OH today and he is on the wrong side of Crakehall!

12:42pm

 Northern Rail has said that services between Bishop Auckland and Darlington are about to resume following problems with flooding. The first train is due to leave Darlington at 12.54pm.

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Croft School, in Croft, near Darlington, has texted parents to say it is closing immediately. Fears that the River Tees will burst its banks 

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Croft School, in Croft, near Darlington, has texted parents to say it is closing immediately. Fears that the River Tees will burst its banks 

12:35pm

Widespread flooding across Durham city centre.

Some parts of A690 flooded. Traffic very slow through city centre.

Wear has burst its banks at Radisson Hotel and The Gates shopping centre. People stranded watching the water pass by.

Durham University Elvet Riverside car park flooded. Half Moon Inn beer garden flooded and sandbags at the front door.

Picnic area outside The Boathouse flooded. Staff trying to rescue picnic tables.

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Latest from Durham Constabulary on the roads in County Durham and Darlington affected by floods.

Roads Blocked Location Condition
A1M North and Southbound J60 Impassable
A167 Plawsworth Red Lion to Pity Me Impassable
A167 Southbound - Cock of the North to Junction Honest Lawyer Impassable
A167 Chilton Ferryhill Impassable
A177 Maiden Castle Impassable
A179 Hart Village Impassable
A181 Wingate - Station Town Open
A19 South at A181 Open
A19 North at Seaham - North from LZ A689-B1283 - Easington Services Open
A6072 to West Auckland Impassable
A66 Sadberge - to Cleveland Area - Long Newton Impassable
A66 Urlay Nook Impassable
A66 Sedgefield Passable with care
A66 A67 Junction to Barnard Castle (Eastbound) Passable with care
A67 High Coniscliffe Impassable
A68 Allensford Junction - West Auckland -Humberbeck farm River Banks Passable with care
A688 Bishop Auckland Bypass - Parkhead Banks - Evenwood - New Coundon Open
A689 Sedfield to Wynyard - Rushyford - Wolviston Impassable
A690 West Rainton Open
A690 Low Willington Open
A691 Lanchester Impassable
A692 Junction Durham Road Impassable
A693 East Castle Impassable
B1280 Wingate - Near Traffic lights Impassable
B1281 Castle Eden - Heseldon Impassable
B1283 Sherburn to Haswell Impassable
B1285 Hetton le Hole Murton Passable with care
B6168 Harelaw Front Street Impassable
B6279 Ingleton Impassable
B6302 Cockhouse Lane Passable with care
B6532 Sacriston to New Colleges Passable with care

Local Roads

Bearpark Toll House Road Passable with care
Bishopton Red Marshall Road Impassable
Bishop Auckland Appleby Street Impassable
Darlington Branksome- Egglestone Road Impassable
Darlington Grange Road Impassable
Darlington Staindrop Road Impassable
Durham City Framwellgate Waterside Impassable
Great Buedon Bishopton Lane Impassable
Great Stainton Ricknall Lane Impassable
Heighington Walworth Road Impassable
Hunwick to Sunnybrow Passable with care
Hurworth Neasham Road Impassable
Lanchester Peth Bank Impassable
Leadgate Brooms Lane Impassable
Middleton St George Low Middleton Impassable
Barnard Castle - Raby Sun Inn Impassable
Walworth to Staindrop Impassable
Shadforth Main road Passable with care
Shotley Bridge Snowsgreens Road Passable with care
Piercebridge Mansfield Crossroads Impassable
Pittington to Littletown Impassable
Seaham Hall Lord Byrons Walk Impassable
Station Town Wingate Millbank Terrace Impassable
Shincliffe Near 7 Stars Open
South Hetton Impassable
Tanfield Lea Industrial Estate Passable with care
Roddymoor Crook Tennyson Terrace Impassable

Residential
Bishop Auckland North Cliff Risk of Flooding
Bishop Auckland St Helens Melrose Drive Cleared
Bishop Auckland St Helens Finchale Square Flooded
Chester Le Street Cone Terrace Flooded
Chester Le Street Pelton Fell Road Flooded
Coundon Grange Cumberland Street Flooded
Darlington Neasham Road Flooded
Haswell Hessywell Crescent No longer Flooded
Hurworth Priors Graden Flooded
Hurworth West End Flooded
Hurworth Roundhill Road Flooded
Leamside Low Station Road (Poplar Cottage) Flooded
Shincliffe Meadow Cottage Flooded
Tanfield Lea Peacock Inn Flooded
Wingate Front Street East and West Risk of Flooding
Wingate Market Cresent Risk of Flooding
South Hetton Kingfisher Cottage Flooded

12:30pm

The scene on the A1 at Catterick, which was closed in both directions due to 2-3 feet of flood water

Darlington and Stockton Times: A1 floods

12:27pm

Darlington - George Dent Nursery is closed this afternoon due to severe weather. For further information contact the nursery directly on 01325 380802.


Also St. Aidans Academy will not be having their parents open evening for Admissions tonight, again due to the weather conditions.

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Update from Durham Constabulary:

Durham Constabulary are continuing to work with colleagues in the other emergencies and other agencies to maintain essential services and keep people safe during the current adverse weather conditions.

Flooding continues to affect many roads in County Durham and Darlington. Many minor routes are closed, others are only passable with extreme care. River levels are being continuously monitored.

People are advised to consider whether their journey is absolutely essential and only travel if the conditions allow.

A number of homes in the Coundon Grange area have been flooded, and residents have self evacuated and gone to places of safety.

Chief Inspector Vicki Martin said today: “We must reassure people that everything possible is being done by all the agencies to keep disruption to a minimum, maintain essential services and get a return to normality as soon as possible.

“As long as the risk of flooding continues, we are advising people to stay safe, check their route before setting out, use alternatives if possible, expect delays and be patient. We are putting up to date information out regularly on Twitter and facebook.

“If you are at home, please keep an eye out for elderly or vulnerable friends or neighbours.

“And please help us by co-operating with police and the other emergency services if you are asked to leave a particular area, or go to a particular area – this advice is given to keep people safe.”

12:11pm

Problems caused by flooding has led to the cancellation of all non-urgent patient transport movements by the North East Ambulance Service.

The NEAS said it had been forced to cancel non-urgent patient pick-ups because of  widespread flooding.

However,  oncology, haematology and neurology patients with urgent appointments – along with patients needing kidney dialysis – are still beign taken to their appointments.

The NEAS is contacting every patient who has been affected.   A spokeswoman for the NEAS said they were hoping that things would be back to normal by mid-day tomorrow.

All emergency  ambulances are operating normally within the NEAS area.

12:02pm

Real Radio van is abandoned on the A19 near Washington, Tyne and Wear, as flood waters create chaos on roads across the region

Darlington and Stockton Times: Real Radio van abandoned on the A19 near Washington, Tyne and Wear

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Latest from Durham Constabulary on the roads and rail in County Durham and Darlington affected by floods.

Roads Blocked Location Condition
A1M North andSouthbound J60-J59 Impassable
A167 Plawsworth Red Lion to Pity Me Impassable
A167 Southbound - Cock of the North to Junction Honest Lawyer Impassable
A177 Maiden Castle Impassable
A179 Hart Village Impassable
A181 Wingate - Station Town Open
A19 South at A181 Open
A19 North at Seaham - North from LZ A689-B1283 - Easington Services Open
A6072 to West Auckland Impassable
A66 Sadberge - to Cleveland Area - Long Newton Impassable
A66 A67 Junction to Barnard Castle (Eastbound) Passable with care
A67 High Coniscliffe Impassable
A68 Allensford Junction - West Auckland -Humberbeck farm River Banks Impassable
A688 Bishop Auckland Bypass - Parkhead Banks - Evenwood - New Coundon Open
A689 Sedgefield to Wynyard - Rushyford - Wolviston Impassable
A690 West Rainton Open
A690 Low Willington Passable with care
A691 Lanchester Impassable
A692 Junction Durham Road Impassable
A693 East Castle Impassable
B1280 Wingate - Near Traffic lights Impassable
B1281 Castle Eden - Heseldon Impassable
B1283 Sherburn to Haswell Impassable
B1285 Hetton le Hole Murton Passable with care
B6168 Harelaw Front Street Impassable
B6279 Ingleton Impassable
B6302 Cockhouse Lane Passable with care
B6532 Sacriston to New Colleges Passable with care

Local Roads

Bearpark Toll House Road Passable with care
Bishopton Red Marshall Road Impassable
Bishop Auckland Appleby Street Impassable
Darlington Branksome- Egglestone Road Impassable
Darlington Grange Road Impassable
Darlington Staindrop Road Impassable
Durham City Framwellgate Waterside Impassable
Great Buedon Bishopton Lane Impassable
Great Stainton Ricknall Lane Impassable
Heighington Walworth Road Impassable
Hunwick to Sunnybrow Impassable
Lanchester Peth Bank Impassable
Leadgate Brooms Lane Impassable
Middleton St George Low Middleton Impassable
Walworth to Staindrop Impassable
Shotley Bridge Snowsgreens Road Passable with care
Piercebridge Mansfield Crossroads Impassable
Pittington to Littletown Impassable
Seaham Hall Lord Byrons Walk Impassable
Station Town Wingate Millbank Terrace Impassable
Shincliffe Near 7 Stars Open
South Hetton Impassable
Tanfield Lea Industrial Estate Passable with care
Roddymoor Crook Tennyson Terrace Impassable

Residential
Bishop Auckland North Cliff Risk of Flooding
Bishop Auckland St Helens Melrose Drive Cleared
Bishop Auckland St Helens Finchale Square Flooded
Chester Le Street Cone Terrace Flooded
Chester Le Street Pelton Fell Road Flooded
Coundon Grange Cumberland Street Flooded
Darlington Neasham Road Flooded
Haswell Hessywell Crescent No longer Flooded
Hurworth Priors Graden Flooded
Hurworth West End Flooded
Hurworth Roundhill Road Flooded
Leamside Low Station Road (Poplar Cottage) Flooded
Shincliffe Meadow Cottage Flooded
Tanfield Lea Peacock Inn Flooded
Wingate Front Street East and West Risk of Flooding
Wingate Market Cresent Risk of Flooding
South Hetton Kingfisher Cottage Flooded

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Morden Landslide on track near Morden South of village Landslide near to line

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North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue: 

Location: Little Langton, Northallerton

Fire crews have gone to the aid of an ambulance crew near Langton Hall. The ambulance had slipped off the road with a patient on board. The crew firstly stabilised the vehicle and then, because of the road conditions, have used the fire engine to transfer the casualty to a point of safety. The casualty will then be transferred to hospital by either a road ambulance or the air ambulance.

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North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue: Darlington Side, Eryholme, Northallerton

Fire crews are on their way to reports of a person in a refuse truck stuck in floodwater which has reached the steering wheel.

 

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Lauren Cochrane, 12, sits in a flooded room as heavy rainfall causes damage to properties in Gilling West, North Yorkshire

Darlington and Stockton Times: Lauren Cochrane, 12, sits in a flooded room as heavy rainfall causes damage to properties in Gilling West, North Yorkshire.

11:28am

Motorists cars abandoned in heavy flood water in Tanfield Lea in County Durham

Darlington and Stockton Times: Motorists cars abandoned in heavy flood water in Tanfield Lea in County Durham

11:28am

Police say part of the A690 road in Sunderland, close to the A19, has collapsed due to flooding and is set to be closed for some time. 

11:26am

Flood waters in Gilling West, North Yorkshire

Darlington and Stockton Times: Gilling West, North Yorkshire

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A block of flats in the Newburn area of Newcastle is being evacuated amid fears the building could collapse.
Police have set up a 100-metre cordon around Spencer Court flats after concerns about the stability of the building following heavy rain and flooding.
Police, fire and ambulance staff are in the process of evacuating residents and those living in neighbouring properties.

11:06am

Flooding in Hurworth village

11:04am

The A19 is now open in both directions

11:04am

Latest from Durham Constabulary on the roads in County Durham and Darlington affected by flooding.

Roads Blocked Location Condition
A1M North and Southbound J60-J59 Impassable
A167 Plawsworth Red Lion to Pity Me Impassable
A167 Southbound - Cock of the North to Junction Honest Lawyer Impassable
A177 Maiden Castle Impassable
A179 Hart Village Impassable
A181 Wingate - Station Town Impassable
A19 South at A181 Open
A19 North at Seaham - North from LZ A689-B1283 - Easington Services Open
A6072 to West Auckland Impassable
A66 Sadberge - to Cleveland Area - Long Newton Impassable
A66 A67 Junction to Barnard Castle (Eastbound) Passable with care
A67 High Coniscliffe Impassable
A68 Allensford Junction - West Auckland -Humberbeck farm River Banks Impassable
A688 Bishop Auckland Bypass - Parkhead Banks - Evenwood - New Coundon Impassable
A689 Sedfield to Wynyard - Rushyford - Wolviston Impassable
A690 West Rainton Passable with care
A690 Low Willington Passable with care
A691 Lanchester Impassable
A692 Junction Durham Road Impassable
A693 East Castle Impassable
B1280 Wingate - Near Traffic lights Impassable
B1281 Castle Eden - Heseldon Impassable
B1283 Sherburn to Haswell Impassable
B1285 Hetton le Hole Murton Passable with care
B6168 Harelaw Front Street Impassable
B6279 Ingleton Impassable
B6302 Cockhouse Lane Passable with care
B6532 Sacriston to New Colleges Passable with care

Local Roads

Bearpark Toll House Road Passable with care
Bishopton Red Marshall Road Impassable
Bishop Auckland Appleby Street Impassable
Darlington Branksome- Egglestone Road Impassable
Darlington Grange Road Impassable
Darlington Staindrop Road Impassable
Durham City Framwellgate Waterside Impassable
Great Buedon Bishopton Lane Impassable
Great Stainton Ricknall Lane Impassable
Heighington Walworth Road Impassable
Hunwick to Sunnybrow Impassable
Lanchester Peth Bank Impassable
Leadgate Brooms Lane Impassable
Middleton St George Low Middleton Impassable
Shotley Bridge Snowsgreens Road Passable with care
Piercebridge Mansfield Crossroads Impassable
Pittington to Littletown Impassable
Seaham Hall Lord Byrons Walk Impassable
Station Town Wingate Millbank Terrace Impassable
Shincliffe Near 7 Stars Clear
South Hetton Impassable
Tanfield Lea Industrial Estate Passable with care
Roddymoor Crook Tennyson Terrace Impassable
Residential
Bishop Auckland North Cliff Risk of Flooding
Bishop Auckland St Helens Melrose Drive Flooded
Bishop Auckland St Helens Finchale Square Flooded
Chester Le Street Cone Terrace Flooded
Chester Le Street Pelton Fell Road Flooded
Coundon Grange Cumberland Street Flooded
Darlington Neasham Road Flooded
Haswell Hessywell Crescent No longer Flooded
Hurworth Priors Graden Flooded
Hurworth West End Flooded
Hurworth Roundhill Road Flooded
Leamside Low Station Road (Poplar Cottage) Flooded
Shincliffe Meadow Cottage Flooded
Tanfield Lea Peacock Inn Flooded
Wingate Front Street East and West Risk of Flooding
Wingate Market Cresent Risk of Flooding
South Hetton Kingfisher Cottage Flooded

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Northumbria Police say the river has burst its banks in Morpeth and the town centre is now flooding. Around 80 residents were evacuated earlier today.

10:47am

Latest on roads in County Durham and Darlington affected by floods from Durham Constabulary


Roads Blocked Location Condition
A1M North and Southbound J60-J59 Impassable
A167 Plawsworth Red Lion to Pity Me Impassable
A167 Southbound - Cock of the North to Junction Honest Lawyer Impassable
A177 Maiden Castle Impassable
A179 Hart Village Impassable
A181 Wingate - Station Town Impassable
A19 South at A181 Passable with care
A19 North at Seaham - North from LZ A689-B1283 - Easington Services Impassable
A6072 to West Auckland Impassable
A66 Sadberge - to Cleveland Area - Long Newton Impassable
A66 A67 Junction to Barnard Castle (Eastbound) Passable with care
A67 High Coniscliffe Impassable
A68 Allensford Junction - West Auckland -Humberbeck farm River Banks Impassable
A688 Bishop Auckland Bypass - Parkhead Banks - Evenwood - New Coundon Impassable
A689 Sedfield to Wynyard - Rushyford - Wolviston Impassable
A690 West Rainton Passable with care
A690 Low Willington Passable with care
A691 Lanchester Impassable
A692 Junction Durham Road Impassable
A693 East Castle Impassable
B1280 Wingate - Near Traffic lights Impassable
B1281 Castle Eden - Heseldon Impassable
B1283 Sherburn to Haswell Impassable
B1285 Hetton le Hole Murton Impassable
B6168 Harelaw Front Street Impassable
B6279 Ingleton Impassable
B6302 Cockhouse Lane Passable with care
B6532 Sacriston to New Colleges Passable with care

Local Roads
Bearpark Toll House Road Passable with care
Bishopton Red Marshall Road Impassable
Bishop Auckland Appleby Street Impassable
Darlington Grange Road Impassable
Durham City Framwellgate Waterside Impassable
Great Buedon Bishopton Lane Impassable
Great Stainton Ricknall Lane Impassable
Heighington Walworth Road Impassable
Hunwick to Sunnybrow Impassable
Lanchester Peth Bank Impassable
Leadgate Brooms Lane Impassable
Middleton St George Low Middleton Impassable
Shotley Bridge Snowsgreens Road Passable with care
Piercebridge Mansfield Crossroads Impassable
Pittington to Littletown Impassable
Seaham Hall Lord Byrons Walk Impassable
Station Town Wingate Millbank Terrace Impassable
Shincliffe Near 7 Stars Clear
South Hetton Impassable
Tanfield Lea Industrial Estate Passable with care
Roddymoor Crook Tennyson Terrace Impassable
Residential
Bishop Auckland North Cliff Risk of Flooding
Bishop Auckland St Helens Melrose Drive Flooded
Bishop Auckland St Helens Finchale Square Flooded
Chester Le Street Cone Terrace Flooded
Chester Le Street Pelton Fell Road Flooded
Coundon Grange Cumberland Street Flooded
Darlington Neasham Road Flooded
Haswell Hessywell Crescent No longer Flooded
Hurworth Priors Graden Flooded
Hurworth West End Flooded
Leamside Low Station Road (Poplar Cottage) Flooded
Shincliffe Meadow Cottage Flooded
Tanfield Lea Peacock Inn Flooded
Wingate Front Street East and West Risk of Flooding
Wingate Market Cresent Risk of Flooding
South Hetton Kingfisher Cottage Flooded

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North Yorkshire Road and School Closures

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue were called out to seventy incidents overnight and this morning have received 60 appeals for help from stranded motorists and peoples whose homes have been flooded.

The Evnironment agency said thirty miles of the A1 from Dishforth at Junction 49 to Junction 57 at Darlington is closed because of several areas of flooding.  Other roads closed include:

• A6108  -  Gilling west - closed
• A684  - Wensley to Bainbridge - closed
• B6270  -  Travel with care - possible flood locations
• A167  -  Travel with care - possible flood locations at Croft
• A6136  -  Brough St Giles - camp centre -  flood location, passable with care
• A1(M) Barton interchange - northbound off-slip - closed
• C4 Brompton closed from the railway crossing to Deighton junction
• A167 Newsham (areas of standing water)
• Sinderby Village -  severe flooding
• Crathorne - severe flooding
• A684 Morton on Swale bridge - closed
• Langton bridge - closed
• 181R Romanby Green to Yafforth junction
• Intake Lane at Beal - closed
• Glusburn to Cowling Road - flooded
• Heslaker Lane, Pale Lane, Carleton
• A65 Gargrave o/s Johnsons
• Threshfield area.

North Yorkshire County Council said the following schools are closed or are being closed this morning

• Alanbrooke CP School
• Arkengarthdale CP
• Barton CE
• Bedale CE Primary
• Bedale High School will be closing at lunchtime
• Colburn CP
• Eppleby Forcett CE Primary
• Hunton & Arrathorne CP School
• Kirkby Fleetham CE Primary School
• Masham CE
• Middleham CE
• Northallerton College closing at lunchtime
• Ravensworth CP
• Richmond School
• Richmond St Mary's RC Primary School
• Spennithorne CE School
• St Francis Xavier
• Wavell Infant School, Catterick Garrison
• Wensleydale School, Leyburn

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In Darlington, Cockerton Primary School and the Phoenix Centre Pupil Referral Unit on Eldon Street are both closed due to flooding.

Council staff are working to clear blocked gullies and handing out sandbags across the Borough.

10:06am

Haughton Road, Darlington, taken by @PoliticsNE

Darlington and Stockton Times: Haughton Road, Darlington

10:05am

Trying to move animals to safety. Clervaux Trust, Clowbeck, Croft, taken by Mark Snowball

Darlington and Stockton Times: Trying to move animals to safety. Clervaux Trust, Clowbeck,Croft.

10:03am

The Skerne and footpath behind Haughton Green in Darlington taken by @PoliticsNE

Darlington and Stockton Times: The Skerne and footpath behind Haughton Green

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Clervaux Trust Eco Farm, Clowbeck, Croft taken by Mark Snowball

Darlington and Stockton Times: Clervaux Trust Eco Farm, Clowbeck, Croft

9:56am

Delays at Darlington Railway Station

Darlington and Stockton Times: Darlington Railway Station

9:54am

River Skerne, in Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times: River Skerne, Darlington

9:52am

Flooded road in Heighington area

Darlington and Stockton Times: Heighington

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Latest from Durham Constabulary on flooding in County Durham and Darlington (9.30am):

Roads Blocked Location Condition

A1M North and South bound J60-J49 Impassable
A167 Plawsworth Red Lion to Pity Me Southbound - Junction Honest Lawyer Impassable
A179 Hart Village Impassable
A181 Wingate - Station Town Impassable
A19 South at A181 Passable with care
A19 North at Seaham - North from LZ A689-B1283 - Easington Services Impassable
A6072 to West Auckland Impassable
A66 Sadberge - to Cleveland Area - Long Newton Impassable
A66 A67 Junction to Barnard Castle (Eastbound) Impassable
A67 High Coniscliffe Impassable
A68 Allensford Junction - West Auckland -Humberbeck farm River Banks Impassable
A688 Bishop Auckland Bypass - Parkhead Banks - Evenwood - New Coundon Impassable
A689 Sedfield to Wynyard - Rushyford - Wolviston Impassable
A691 Lanchester Impassable
A692 Junction Durham Road Impassable
A693 East Castle Impassable
B1280 Wingate -Near Traffic lights Impassable
B1281 Castle Eden - Heseldon Impassable
B1283 Sherburn to Haswell Impassable
B1285 Hetton le Hole Murton Impassable
B6168 Harelaw Front Street Impassable
B6279 Ingleton Impassable
B6302 Cockhouse Lane Passable with care
B6532 Sacriston to New Colleges Passable with care

Local Roads
Bearpark Toll House Road Passable with care
Darlington Grange Road Impassable
Durham City Framwellgate Waterside Impassable
Great Stainton Ricknall Lane Impassable
Heighington Walworth Road Impassable
Lanchester Peth Road Impassable
Leadgate Brooms Lane Impassable
Middleton St George Low Middleton Impassable
Piercebridge Mansfield Crossroads Impassable
Pittington to Littletown Impassable
Seaham Hall Lord Byrons Walk Impassable
Shincliffe Near 7 Stars Passable with care
South Hetton Impassable
Tanfield Lea Industrial Estate Passable with care
Roddymoor Crook Tennyson Terrace Impassable
Residential
Bishop Auckland North Cliff Risk of Flooding
Bishop Auckland St Helens Melrose Drive Flooded
Chester Le Street Cone Terrace Flooded
Chester Le Street Pelton Fell Road Flooded
Coundon Grange Cumberland Street Flooded
Haswell Hessywell Crescent No longer Flooded
Leamside Low Station Road (Poplar Cottage) Flooded
Wingate Front Street East and West Risk of Flooding
Wingate Market Cresent Risk of Flooding

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A684 closed at Wensley, in North Yorkshire. River Ure has burst its banks in spectacular fashion.

Darlington and Stockton Times: A684 closed at Wensley, in North Yorkshire.

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Tweet us your flood pictures using hashtag #echofloods 

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Latest information from Durham Constabulary:

The situation is changing all the time, but the following is the most up to date list of areas affected:

Roads Blocked Location Condition

A1M Southbound J60-J59 Impassable
A167 Plawsworth Red Lion - Pity Southbound Impassable
A179 Hart Village Impassable
A181 Wingate - Station Town Impassable
A19 North at Seaham - North from LZ A689-B1283 - Easington Services Impassable
A6072 to West Auckland Impassable
A66 Sadberge - to Cleveland Area Impassable
A67 High Coniscliffe Impassable
A68 Allensford Junction - West Auckland -Humberbeck farm River Banks Impassable
A688 Bishop Auckland Bypass - Parkhead Banks - Evenwood - New Coundon Impassable
A689 Sedfield to Wynyard - Rushyford - Wolviston Impassable
A691 Lanchester Impassable
A692 Junction Durham Road Impassable
A693 East Castle Impassable
B1280 Wingate -Near Traffic lights Impassable
B1281 Castle Eden - Heseldon Impassable
B1283 Sherburn to Haswell Impassable
B1285 Hetton le Hole Murton Impassable
B6168 Harelaw Front Street Impassable
A19 South at A181 Passable with care
B6302 Cockhouse Lane Passable with care
B6532 Sacriston to New Colleges Passable with care

Local Roads

Darlington Grange Road Impassable
Durham City Framwellgate Waterside Impassable
Heighington Walworth Road Impassable
Lanchester Peth Road Impassable
Leadgate Brooms Lane Impassable
Middleton St George Low Middleton Impassable
Pittington to Littletown Impassable
Seaham Hall Lord Byrons Walk Impassable
South Hetton Impassable
Shincliffe Near 7 Stars Passable with care
Tanfield Lea Industrial Estate Passable with care
Bearpark Toll House Road Passable with care
Residential
Bishop Auckland North Cliff Risk of Flooding
Chester Le Street Cone Terrace Flooded
Chester Le Street Pelton Fell Road Flooded
Haswell Haswell Crescent Flooded
Leamside Low Station Road (Poplar Cottage) Flooded
Wingate Front Street East Flooded
Wingate Market Cresent Risk of Flooding

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12:43pm Tue 25 Sep 12

hunton resident says...

Can we have more on the conditions of roads around Bedale, Catterick and Leyburn areas please.
Have seen differing reports about the flooding at Crakehall Bridge...........Any
one know if the A684 is passable here.

I would like to see my OH today and he is on the wrong side of Crakehall!
Can we have more on the conditions of roads around Bedale, Catterick and Leyburn areas please. Have seen differing reports about the flooding at Crakehall Bridge...........Any one know if the A684 is passable here. I would like to see my OH today and he is on the wrong side of Crakehall! hunton resident

12:58pm Tue 25 Sep 12

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2:45pm Tue 25 Sep 12

harmbyres says...

How wonderful of Wensleydale Railway, my partner will be able to get home from Leeming Bar this evening.
How wonderful of Wensleydale Railway, my partner will be able to get home from Leeming Bar this evening. harmbyres

5:33pm Tue 25 Sep 12

harmbyres says...

A massive thank you to Wensleydale Railway for getting my partner home, really don't know what we would have done without you.
A massive thank you to Wensleydale Railway for getting my partner home, really don't know what we would have done without you. harmbyres

9:12pm Tue 25 Sep 12

me2earth says...

Don't panic people,it will be glorious sunshine by Saturday as it never rains on a Saturday especially in Darlington or as I call it ' Darlo del sol'. Good to here schools are finding yet another excuse to close.If it's not snow it's rain that causes unnecessary panic in this pathetic country.I can understand affected roads being closed and trains canceled due to flooding but places of work and schools should know better.It's no wonder this countries on it a*se
Don't panic people,it will be glorious sunshine by Saturday as it never rains on a Saturday especially in Darlington or as I call it ' Darlo del sol'. Good to here schools are finding yet another excuse to close.If it's not snow it's rain that causes unnecessary panic in this pathetic country.I can understand affected roads being closed and trains canceled due to flooding but places of work and schools should know better.It's no wonder this countries on it a*se me2earth

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