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A BUSY Wearside road closed after a landslide during this week’s flooding is to reopen tonight, council bosses say.

The A690 westbound, between Sunderland and Houghton, had to be closed on Tuesday after the hole opened up just past the Doxford Park roundabout.

Highway engineers say they plan to open the outside lane of the carriageway this evening.

A burst water main had to be mended before repairs to the carriageway could begin.