Flash flooding affects roads in town

Flash flooding on Saturday on Dark Lane near Morrisons in Morpeth caused queueing of vehicles. Picture by Alison Bruce.
Flash flooding on Saturday on Dark Lane near Morrisons in Morpeth caused queueing of vehicles. Picture by Alison Bruce.

Motorists driving through Morpeth on Saturday faced tricky conditions, particularly where flash flooding had resulted in large pools of water on sections of the road.

Locations included Dark Lane near Morrisons and on the A197 near Morpeth Golf Club.

Earlier this month, a Northumberland County Council spokesman said that various works to address surface-water flooding at several locations in the town is scheduled for completion in 2017.