TRAFFIC latest : Parts of A19 now open after heavy rain

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PARTS of the A19 closed due to flooding today have now reopened, police have revealed.

Update regarding road closures:

- The A19 southbound across the force is now fully open but there is still substantial standing surface water and motorists should drive carefully and moderate their speed according to the conditions.

- The A19 northbound in the Seaham area from the B1404 towards the A690 remains closed.

- The A19 northbound at the Testos roundabout in South Tyneside has one lane now open, passable with care.

Motorists are being advised to take care on roads; drive safely and watch out for standing water.

Drivers are urged to allow extra travel time, moderate their speed, use their lights appropriately and drive according to the conditions, maintaining a safe distance from the car in front.