WEATHER UPDATE: Current road closures and danger spots

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Northumbria Police has issued a list of current road closures and other dangers due to poor weather conditions.

Drivers are urged to note the following problems on the roads across the force area today and advised to take extra care if they need to travel.

The Met Office extended a yellow weather alert eastwards earlier this afternoon.

NORTHUMBERLAND

Poor road conditions, Allenheads, Hexham

Broken-down vehicle, A68 Beukley Bank, Hexham

Reports of heavy snow in Hexham

Issues around Clifton Road and steep bank close by.

Road flooded at Fountain Head Bank

Road flooded at Station Road

A69 eastbound carriageway slippy conditions.

Coach stuck at Raise Bank, A689 Lambley.

A68 Broomhough (just outside of Corbridge) to Slaley, road closed.

NORTH TYNESIDE

Road flooded, Southgate, Killingworth.

SOUTH SHIELDS

Snow lying on A19 between A1231 and A690.

Large puddle on Hedworth Lane

GATESHEAD AREA

A692 Lobley Hill Road, just before the speed camera, broken down HGV, road is closed.

Whickham Bank/Swalwell Bank only passable with care. Vehicles going up but cannot come down.

Fellside Road to and from Sunniside is impassable, vehicles moving extremely slowly.

Burnopfield Bank, closed down to Rowlands Gill due to accident.

Bus stuck on Dunston bank.

Dangerous roads reported on Hookergate Lane.

Vehicle stuck in snow Wrekenton Row.

Bus stuck Church Road/Windynook Road.

SUNDERLAND AREA

Hylton Bank, black ice and very slippery