Sunderland LIVE news: Updates as traffic chaos on A690 causes huge delays plus other news
Hello and welcome to the LIVE blog where we will bring you updates on local news from across Wearside.
Sophie here looking after the live blog until 2pm along with Fiona.
There are currently huge tailbacks on the A690 and lane closures on the approach to the A19 at Doxford Park coming into Sunderland.
Stick with us throughout the day until 10pm as we provide breaking updates, traffic and travel latest and our Wearside weather report.
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