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Fallen trees and flash floods caused disruption on north Northumberland’s roads as the region was battered by gales today.

Parts of Berwick were flooded when high tide came in shortly before 5pm and the Tweed burst its banks.

Properties and cars in Tweedmouth were affected.

High winds combined with spring tides produce a tidal surge in the afternoon, with Eyemouth and Seahouses hit the hardest. Properties are flooded in both towns.

The Met Office had issued a weather warning and coastal flood alerts were made up and down the east coast.

The strong winds caused travel disruption across the region with roads blocked and motorists advised to take extra care.

A tree and a trampoline had to be cleared from the road between Cornhill and Berwick in the morning, and two chimneys fells on top of two cars in the Low Green area of Berwick.

All trains between Edinburgh and Newcastle were cancelled

Phil Verster, route managing director for Network Rail, said: “The severity of conditions in Scotland led to the closure of all routes north of Newcastle.”

An spokesman for East Coast added: “Network Rail has taken the decision to close all rail routes north of Newcastle due to a combination of high winds plus fallen trees and other debris falling onto the track.”

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