WEATHER: Disruptions across Sunderland

Written by on 28th February 2018

The ‘Beast from the East’ has arrived in Sunderland causing major disruption for transport, schools and many more things around Sunderland.

This mornings commute was probably the worst one for road users in a long time with delays of over an hour on the A19 and many roads into Sunderland were also affected.

The North East is currently on amber weather warning that was issue by the met office this warning strongly advises people to only travel when completely necessary and this is also the advice from Northumbria Police.

The snow has closed many schools across the Sunderland area and many will remain shut tomorrow. The University of Sunderland earlier today closed both its campus to staff and students alike with a decision on whether it will reopen tomorrow to be decided at 6PM tonight.

The National Glass Centre also closed at 12PM today for staff and the general public.

Other disruption to Sunderland has seen two shows at the Sunderland Empire rescheduled – Singalonga Beauty and the Beast which has been moved to Wednesday 14th March and Sartaaj Live  moved to Monday 12 March.

The Bridges Shopping Centre is open but some stores did open later this morning due to staffing, further south Dalton Park is closed both to the public and staff.

Councils across the North East are also providing emergency housing for homeless people – Give Sunderland Council a call if you see a homeless person on 0191 520 5555.

Spark took a trip down to the Funk Indian about there work on feeding homeless people in Sunderland.

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