A197 closed at slip road

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Brought to you by the Morpeth Herald.

There has been major traffic disruption this morning at Morpeth as a result of a road closure.

The slip road to the A197 from the A1 at Clifton has been coned off by Highways England because of flooding.

This has led to big queues of vehicles at the slip road to the A697, which is being used by motorists to access the slip road to Morpeth on the A1 southbound at Fairmoor.

Heavy rain has caused disruption across many parts of the county.