Road in Sunderland closed after heavy rain

Foxcover Lane has been closed after being left flooded. Picture by Google Maps.
Foxcover Lane has been closed after being left flooded. Picture by Google Maps.

Police have closed a road in Sunderland after heavy rain left it flooded.

Foxcover Lane, in Herrington, is currently impassable.

A tweet from Northumbria Police said: "Foxcover Lane, East Herrington is impassable due to flooding. Please avoid area."

Drivers have been warned to be vigilant, with overnight rain having left many roads treacherous.

A tweet from Durham Road Policing Unit said: "Heavy rain and melting snow overnight means there is standing water and flooding in places this morning - take care."