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Road users hit by flash flooding

Bishop Auckland flooding
Flooding caused problems for traffic in Bishop Auckland

Parts of County Durham have been hit by flash floods as torrential rain brought chaos for road users.

Bishop Auckland was one of the worst hit areas after sewers failed to cope with the deluge.

The town's Newgate Street was closed for a time to give up to 1ft of water a chance to subside.

Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service said crew had attended a number of flood-related incidents, but there had been no injuries or serious damage.

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