Sunderland LIVE news: Updates on traffic, travel and weather on Thursday, March 5

Hello and welcome to our live blog as we bring you the latest breaking news from across Sunderland on Thursday, March 5.

Thursday, 5th March 2020, 7:09 am
Updated Thursday, 5th March 2020, 7:09 am
We'll bring you the latest from Sunderland and the wider region through our live news blog throughout the day.

Fiona here until 2pm as we keep you up-to-date on everything you need to know about what’s happening with traffic and travel in the region, as well as the latest weather forecast and any breaking news stories.

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Sunderland LIVE news: Traffic, travel, weather and breaking news from across the region

Last updated: Thursday, 05 March, 2020, 18:42

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6.40pm: Biker taken to hospital after crashing into wall on Seaham street

The collision happened in Princess Road, Seaham.

The biker was on Princess Road, Seaham, when they were involved in a crash at 12.34pm today, Thursday, March 5.

6.10pm: Boldon area traffic has now cleared.

5.43pm: Heavy traffic in the Boldon area.

5.22pm: Congestion at Shiney Row.

5.22pm: Congestion at Shiney Row.

There are eight minute delays.

4.32pm: Problems on the Metro between South Hylton and Pelaw.

4.19pm: Congestion on Wessington way westbound.

Here's the latest on the delays.

3.12pm: Last chance to have your say on policing in County Durham.

2.35pm: Barman avoids jails after stealing £4,677 forcing the business to close down.

The case was heard at South Tyneside Magistrates Court. Copyright: JPIMedia

He was ordered to pay £3,000 compensation. Click here for the full story.

1.20pm: 'Police incident' ongoing in Princess Road, Seaham

Go North East has said its Indigo 202 service is unable to access Princess Road "due to a police incident."

We have put in a call to Durham Constabulary for further details.

The bus firm says it cannot serve stops at the cemetery and nearby schools.

It added: "Apologies to customers waiting for the service at these stops; the next service should serve the bus stops."

The service 60 is unaffected.

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