Police issue weather warning as rain lashes Sunderland

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Police have issued a warning to motorists this morning after heavy rainfall.

Northumbria Police urged motorists to be aware to the wet conditions on the road.

A spokesperson for the police said: “We urge motorists to be aware of the weather conditions and to take care on the regions roads this morning after heavy rain.

“Drive safely and according to the conditions and watch out for standing water.

“Drivers are urged to allow extra travel time, moderate their speed and to use their lights appropriately.

“Be alert of cyclists and pedestrians.”