Sunderland LIVE: Breaking news, traffic and travel as Storm Ciara continues to batter North East
Hello and welcome to the LIVE blog where we will bring you updates on local news from across Wearside.
It's very windy out there as Storm Ciara continues to batter the country, bringing gusts of more than 40mph and heavy rain.
Stick with us throughout the day until 10pm as we keep you up to date with the latest on the weather, along with traffic, travel, news from across the region.
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