Press release: 15:59pm
Police have received reports of local flooding in Haltwhistle, Northumberland due to heavy rain at 2.40pm on Saturday, August 4.
The junction at the East End of Haltwhistle is now closed.There is heavy surface water on the A69 which is currently passable but starting to flood in places. The A69 is down to one lane beside Melkridge reports of mud on the road causing a hazard. Water also on the Military Road.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area until the water subsides.
Emergency services and the local authority are responding to the situation and are dealing with the surface water.
Any drivers who are experiencing heavy rainfall should drive according to the weather conditions. Drive at a slower speed, make sure you leave plenty of distance from the vehicle in front and avoid driving into standing water where possible.
For information on weather conditions for the area visit the met office website.
Gary Calvert said: "We are working closely with the other emergency services and partner agencies to plan and respond to any flooding
"People seeking advice about flooding in their area can visit the Environment Agency website for information about flooding.
"We are asking people to monitor local media for the latest updates."
If you are going to the Brazil vs Honduras football match today make sure you have your waterproofs as very heavy showers are possible throughout the day.
Met office forecasts say an area of low pressure slowly moving eastwards into south western parts of the country through Saturday could cause some heavy, local thundery downpours. These are more likely through the afternoon and early evening although precise locations are still uncertain.
There is a high risk of 15mm falling in one hour in places, with a few locations perhaps receiving over 40mm in a 3 hour period.
Be prepared and bring a lightweight waterproof.
Where possible, please avoid bringing pushchairs. Each child, including babies must have their own seat. Where possible, carry children and leave the pushchair at home.
Page last updated: 4 August, 2012