Sliproad from A1 in Northumberland reopens to traffic after being hit by flooding

A turn-off from the A1 which takes traffic into a busy Northumberland town has been reopened after being affected by flooding.

Wednesday, 3rd February 2021, 3:23 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd February 2021, 6:38 pm

The sliproad on the northbound carriageway leading onto the A197 at Clifton has been now reopened by Highways England following the heavy downpour today, Wednesday, February 3.

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Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service had been on the scene of a flooding incident at Stanley Burn, near Prudoe, and shared photos of the road submerged beneath rain water.

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It also issued advice to drivers due to the large amount of water on the roads and told motorists: “If you really have to go out then please drive to the conditions, keep your distance and slow down.”

Forecasters have predicted days of rain ahead for the North East, leading into an ice and snow warning this weekend.

Further into next week, the region has been warned to expect heavy snow, with a chance the conditions could be like the 2018 Beast from the East as temperatures drop.

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Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service shared this photo of its crew working at Stanley Burn.

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The sliproad from the A1 to Clifton has now reopened after being affected by flooding. Image copyright Google Maps.