Flooding update - Friday morning
Dated: 29 Jun 2012
Northumbria Police has been working with other emergency services, local authority staff and other agencies to deal with widespread flooding across the force area.
This has caused major problems for residents and commuters after torrential rain led to large pools of surface water and many roads being closed during the afternoon and evening of Thursday, June 28. Public transport has also suffered major disruption. The Tyne and Wear Metro service was suspended during the evening of Thursday, June 28 and trains travelling South from Edinburgh were terminated at Berwick with passengers continuing their journeys south by bus. Problems on the roads caused disruption to bus services.
Chief Inspector Sarah Pitt, of Northumbria Police said: "Officers have been helping stranded motorists stuck in their vehicles and have been working with staff from other agencies to help them clear the roads and enable them to be reopened.
"This work is ongoing in some areas, but most roads are recovering from the flooding, however there are likely to be problems in some local areas while the clean up operation continues."