Drivers forced to dodge floods in North Shields – Video

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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.”