Blocked drain closes town road

A council gully cleaner at the scene of the flood on''Catcote Road
A council gully cleaner at the scene of the flood on''Catcote Road

A BLOCKED drain saw a main road under 2ft of water and traffic chaos as motorists looked for alternative routes.

Firefighters and Hartlepool Borough Council staff spent three hours unblocking a drain in Catcote Road, in Hartlepool, after a 90ft stretch of road was flooded.

The section of road, near Summerhill Lane, was taped off, forcing drivers to turn around and find an alternative route.