BBC News Tyne & Wear
By Emlyn Begley
Tyne And Wear both ways severe disruption, between B1522 Ocean Road South and B1287.
Tyne And Wear - The A1018 in Grangetown, Sunderland closed and queues in both directions between the B1522 Ocean Road South junction and the B1287 junction, because of emergency repairs. Congestion to Ryhope Road as traffic seeks alternative routes.
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By Matthew Howarth