ROAD CLOSURES will be in place across Northumberland today as we get ready to welcome the Tour of Britain.

There will be rolling road closures in place as well as full road closures in Hexham and Prudhoe. 

Here are the approximate road closure timings.

Allenheads- Sinderhope 1:15pm - 2:15pm

Sinderhope- Catton - times 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Allendale- 1:45pm - 2:45pm

Hexham- 2pm- 3pm

Corbridge- Prudhoe 2:15pm - 3:15pm

Prudhoe- 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Roadside parking restrictions have also been in place since 12:00am and taxi ranks are suspended for the duration of the closures in Hexham and Prudhoe.

The closures will be lifted as soon as the race has passed. 

We will be running a live blog across the afternoon as Northumberland prepares to welcome the Tour of Britain.