ROADS were flooded and a river broke its banks after a weekend of heavy rain battered the Tyne Valley.

The River Rede at Otterburn, West Woodburn and Redesmouth broke its banks on Saturday following a flood warning being issued, and the bridge into Otterburn was closed due to the rising water levels. Police said around 30 homes were left without power.

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service was called to Humbles Wood in Prudhoe after persistent and heavy rain caused flash flooding on roads.

Meanwhile the area of Station Road near to the Adam and Eve pub was also badly flooded. 

No further significant rainfall is forecast but there is a small chance of showers on Monday afternoon. 

An Environment Agency flood alert is still in place for the River Pont, due to rising river levels at Stamfordham and Ponteland. 

The agency has warned flooding of riverside footpaths and low lying land and roads is possible throughout Monday.