25 September 2012
Last updated at 15:29
Heavy rain causes disruption and local flooding in the North East. In Newcastle the Central Motorway was partially blocked, leading to problems for commuters.
In Morpeth, Northumberland, the River Wansbeck burst its banks, and dozens of properties were evacuated.
Oldgate Bridge in Morpeth was closed to traffic, amid fears the swollen river could damage the structure.
Emergency service took to boats to patrol the flooded streets in Morpeth. An evacuation centre was set up at a local school.
It is not the first time Morpeth has been hit by flooding - in September 2008 up to 1,000 properties were affected.
The River Wear burst its banks in Durham city centre, forcing the evacuation of riverside office office buildings.
The rising River Wear also caused problems for homes in Chester-le-Street.
The Met Office is warning that some areas could see 50mm (2ins) of rain - an average fortnight's worth - by the day's end.
Northumbria Police has advised commuters to stagger their journey home during rush hour.
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