Flooding causes travel problems in north-east England

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Flooding caused by large quantities of melting snow around the north-east of England is causing problems for travellers.

Flood alerts have been issued for some rivers and police have warned drivers to reduce their speed on some roads.

Train services on the East Coast Mainline between Newcastle and Edinburgh have also been disrupted.

Passengers were warned to expect delays on the line because only one track could be used.

The A697 at Hedgeley Bridge, near Powburn, was closed because of the high level of the River Breamish.

Northumberland County Council said erosion had weakened the concrete structures that protected the bridge's foundations.

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