WATCH: Morpeth mayor reacts to flooding

Flooding in Morpeth tonight. Picture by Michael Pearson.
Flooding in Morpeth tonight. Picture by Michael Pearson.

Mayor of Morpeth Alison Byard has said that it has been a worrying night for many residents in the town.

However, she said that, as far as she is aware, no residents have been flooded. She added that it has been interesting to see how the areas's flood defences have worked.

The town's Oldgate Bridge is currently closed due to the swollen River Wansbeck.