Swan swims over submerged walkway as parts of Sunderland sink under heavy rain

The model boat launch platform at Herrington Country Park covered in water this morning
The model boat launch platform at Herrington Country Park covered in water this morning
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Nice weather for swans - though not even the waterbirds seem happy as the gloom, rain and winds continue.

Flooded fields and saturated gardens, paths and car parks are now common place in the city, with Highways Maintenance teams trying to keep roads clear of flood waters.

Water logged fields on the A1290 near Nissan this morning

Water logged fields on the A1290 near Nissan this morning

In Herrington Country Park, the swollen lakes burst their bank, with the model boat launch platform submerged with swans swimming above it.

There are no flood warnings currently in place for Wearside, but forecasters are predicting the rain will continue into the beginning of next week.

Highways Maintenance trying to clear a flood on the A1290 Washington this morning.

Highways Maintenance trying to clear a flood on the A1290 Washington this morning.

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Flooding off the the B1522 Ryhope Road at Grangetown, Sunderand this morning`

Flooding off the the B1522 Ryhope Road at Grangetown, Sunderand this morning`

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