Zetland FM Local News - 13th June 2020
Torrential rain has caused flooding and devastation in parts of our area;
Meanwhile an appeal has been launched after a local family's specially adapted home was severely flooded;
...and Police are warning members of the public to be vigilant after officers have noticed an increase in thefts from gardens.
Torrential rain has caused flooding and devastation in parts of our area.
Homes were submerged under flood water while a number of major roads were left blocked and inaccessible yesterday.
Roads in Saltburn struggled to cope with the constant deluge with the town's beck being close to bursting its banks.
Flooding also closed roads at Margrove Park (pron "Magg-rer"), Apple Orchard Bank and at Skelton Ellers.
The A1053 Tees Dock Road was blocked in both directions, with queueing traffic due to flooding near the A66.
Traffic was also backed up on the A174 at Wilton.
Rain continued overnight last night, however most routes in our area have now reopened.
Meanwhile an appeal has been launched after a local family's specially adapted home was severely flooded.
The family woke to find water puring into their bungalow on the trunk road at Eston at around 3am yesterday morning.
The family's 5 year old daughter has a rare neurological condition and requires specialist equipment including a ventilator to keep her comfortable.
However the majority of this equipment is likely to be unrecoverable owing to the amount of water in the home.
A GoFundMe page has now been set up in order to assist the family.
Police are warning members of the public to be vigilant after officers have noticed an increase in thefts from gardens.
Between the 1st and 11th June, there were 26 thefts from gardens reported to police in Parkend & Beckfields, Brambles Farm & Thorntree, Berwick Hills and Pallister Park.
Since the beginning of this year, Longlands & Beechwood has been targeted 28 times with the highest number of thefts being in May.
It is reported that thefts of fence panelling and garden equipment are amongst the items that have been stolen.