See canoeist paddling down Tyne Dock as flooding hits South Shields seafront and causes Metro suspension

Torrential rain has brought flooding across South Tyneside today.
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Heavy rainfall has caused problems across the borough, with Tyne Dock particularly seriously affected.

Gazette photographer Stu Norton has been out and about to capture the chaos – and even spotted one intrepid soul taking to his kayak to cross the flooded A194 outside Kennedy’s pub.

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The heavy rainfall has affected the seafront too, with South Shields amphitheatre flooded.

And flooding hit public transport, with Metro services suspended between Jarrow and South Shields and Pelaw and Brockley Whins.

Go North East bus services were accepting Metro tickets but both stretches of line have now reopened.

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