Dumped tyres causing further delays for drivers diverting from A19 crash

Dumped tyres are causing hold-ups for drivers diverting from the A19 smash this morning.

Friday, 25th January 2019, 7:33 am
Updated Friday, 25th January 2019, 9:03 am
Tyres dumped on Foxcover Road. Picture by Robert Irvine

Pictures show dozens of tyres appear to have been flytipped on Foxcover Road, off the A19 near East Herrington.

Tyres dumped on the road. Picture by Robert Irvine.

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Resident Robert Irvine, who sent in the pictures, said: "The flytipping is getting worse but I’ve never seen anything this bad.

"It just looks absolutely horrendous. You can just see ha there's a whole line of them all the way down the road."

Mr Irvine says he has now reported the flytipping to the council and the tyres have now been removed this morning.

A couple of tyres remain at the side of the road

Anyone who sees items they think have been fly-tipped on a street or green space can contact Sunderland City Council to arrange its removal either by reporting it online at sunderland.gov.uk or by calling 0191 520 5550.

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