MOTORISTS are being urged to take care on the roads this morning (Wednesday).

The Stanley Burn area, coming out of Prudhoe, is flooded, and cars and buses are struggling to pass.

Northumberland Fire and Rescue team are on scene and Northumberland County Council is working with Gateshead MBC to deal with the immediate issue and to resolve the long-term problem.

It follows heavy rainfall overnight after a yellow Met Office warning was issued.