Roads and bridges in north Northumberland still closed due to flooding

The Met Office is warning of possible further disruption to travel.  Picture by Jane Coltman
The Met Office is warning of possible further disruption to travel. Picture by Jane Coltman
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Several roads and bridges in north Northumberland remain closed due to flooding.

Heavy rain has taken its toll on transport routes in the county with diversions in place.

Chatton bridge, on the B6348 between Chatton and Chatton Park Bank, is closed to traffic until further notice, as is Ford bridge, on the B6353 between Crookham and Ford Village.

Other bridges closed because of flooding are Redscar bridge on the C34, near Milfield; Hetton Burn bridge, on the C37 between Hetton House junction and Bill Law junction; Fowberry bridge, on the C6349; and Lyham bridge, on the C18, between Chatton junction and Hunting Hall.

The B6348 New Road at Chatton is closed in both directions between the Old Road junction and the Greendykes junction.

The B1340 St Aidan’s/Links Road in Seahouses is also still closed to traffic between the Broad Road junction and the B1342 Church Street junction. An eyewitness told the Gazette that drivers were getting into difficulty along this stretch of road on Thursday, with ‘six cars being written off’.

A yellow warning for rain is in place for parts of Northumberland tonight.

The Met Office says an area of rain is expected to move northwards across northern England tonight. This will clear northwards quickly on Sunday morning, although some showers will persist, especially in the west.

Its website warns: ‘While rainfall accumulations are not unusually large, with the ground remaining saturated please be aware of further localised flooding and disruption to travel.

‘This is an update, to pull the eastern edge of the warning back into the higher ground areas of the west of Northumberland and County Durham, but also to bring the end time forward, since rainfall totals from the showers through Sunday daytime now look much lower than they did’.