Flooding chaos across region with police called as youths play in floodwater

Cleveland Fire Brigade at High Newham Road in HardwickPicture and video: Incidents on Teesside & County Durham <i>(Image: Incidents on Teesside and County Durham)</i>
Cleveland Fire Brigade at High Newham Road in HardwickPicture and video: Incidents on Teesside & County Durham (Image: Incidents on Teesside and County Durham)

Police were called out to help firefighters trying to deal with children playing in floodwaters as drenching rain caused problems across the region yesterday.

Most of the flood warnings were on Teesside where, at one point Cleveland Fire Brigade were called to High Newham Road, in Hardwick, Stockton, to deal with several issues.

Firefighters arrived at the road near Wolvistron Walk to find a car stuck in floodwaters and youths splashing around in water on the submerged road.

As they put up tape to cordon off the area youths reportedly broke the tape.

A number of police units arrived on blue lights and officers were seen "persuading the kids out the water”.

Firefighters also attended nearby Harrowgate Lane, where flooding was reported near Outwood Academy.

Properties were reported to have flooded and firefighters carried out door-to-door welfare checks to ensure people were safe and well.

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Police, meanwhile, warned motorists meanwhile were warned of localised floods with hazardous driving conditions in Scurfield Road, High Newham Road, Harrogate Lane, Marske Lane, Blakeston Lane, Junction Road, Ragpath Lane, Durham Road near Darlington Lane and the A689 Wynyard Roundabout.