A ROAD in Prudhoe awaiting a major engineering project to improve its drainage has flooded again.

The area of Prudhoe near the railway crossing flooded on Monday following overnight snowfall.

A county council team had been dispatched to deal with the issue.

The road flooded during Storm Dennis last week and twice in a matter of weeks last year.

County councillor Gordon Stewart said: "The road is passable with care. It's at the bottom of a hill and all the water comes down it.

"The drains have collapsed and only a little water gets through. We've had cameras down there.

"We're going to have to build a new drainage system that will have to go under the railway. This has been a long term problem and will involve major and expensive engineering work to put it right.

"The funding has now been authorised to get it started in the next financial year."