Sunderland LIVE news: Weather, traffic and travel news as heavy rain hits the North East

Welcome to the live news blog on Wednesday, June 12.
Welcome to the live news blog on Wednesday, June 12.

Hello and thanks for joining our live news blog for Wednesday, June 12.

We will be bringing you all of the latest updates from across the North East, especially the weather as the downpour is expected to continue throughout the day, as well as the latest in travel news and more. It’s Fiona here – with help from Kevin – so if you spot anything which could help us keep everyone moving or we should let others know about, get in touch.