MOTORISTS have spoken of their horror at the severe flooding that has hit North Shields this afternoon.
Mitch Dent, from Queen Alexandra Road in the town, said: “The road off Hawkeys Lane was ridiculous. I just had to drive down the middle of the road.
“I just hoped I wasn’t going to get washed away.
“There was children playing on the bollards in the rain.”
Motorist Chris Lazenby, who was driving down Beach Road, said: “I was terrified, I thought my car was going to cut out when I hit a patch of really bad flooding on Beach Road in North Shields.
“What was more frightening was that there was motorists driving without any lights on at all.”