Flooding causes traffic chaos

EXTREMELY heavy downpours have caused major problems on roads across Northumberland.

Morpeth failed to escape the thundery showers and surface water flooding made conditions treacherous for motorists.

Copper Chare and Whorral Bank were among the areas affected when the rain came just after 4pm.

The A1 northbound is currently closed between Acklington and Felton.

• Were you caught up in the downpours or did you take pictures from your home of a flooded road? Please send your accounts and/or photographs to morpeth.herald@northeast-press.co.uk