Floods: A179 in Hartlepool closed due to heavy rain

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Motorists were warned to avoid one of the main roads in Hartlepool due to flooding.

Part of the A179, which is one of the main access roads to the A19, was closed due to flooding in Merlin Way, near the golf course.

Emergency services and council workers have been on the scene working to get the road re-opened from the early hours of Tuesday, January 5.

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