Sunderland LIVE: Storm aftermath, traffic bulletin and news updates for Wednesday, August 28

Hello and welcome to our live news blog for Wednesday, August 28.

Wednesday, 28th August 2019, 06:42 am
Updated Wednesday, 28th August 2019, 06:48 am
Hello and welcome to our live news blog for Wednesday, August 28.

It's Debra here manning the live blog from 6am until 2pm, with Kevin also on the early shift to keep you updated on everything you need to know today.

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We'll be checking out the latest forecast for Wearside and the wider region following stormy weather on Tuesday, August 27 – and keeping an eye on the region's roads for any disruptions getting your day off to a rocky start. Refresh for updates.