Police issue travel warning

POLICE have issued a warning to motorists as the A19 continues to be hit by the weather.

They say the adverse weather conditions are continuing to cause problems in the Cleveland area.

The A139 slip road off the A19 into Billingham remains closed and there continues to be heavy traffic around the A689 at Wynyard.

Officers say most of the main roads are open, but there continues to be flooding on some minor roads.

Police are advising people not to travel unless absolutely necessary.

The weather forecast for the rest of the evening is further rain, with short, sharp showers.