North East news, traffic and travel LIVE: What you need to know

What's happening on the region's roads and rail?
What's happening on the region's roads and rail?

Good morning - here's the latest on the region's roads and public transport.

TRAFFIC - last update 10.35am

Reports that a lorry has shed its load on the A1M at Washington appear to be false. Traffic officers searching the area have not found anything of note and are searching further afield.

TYNE AND WEAR METRO - last update 1.45pm

There is a gap in service of up to 15 mins to trains running between Pelaw and South Hylton due to a train being withdrawn..

BUSES -STAGECOACH, GO NORTH EAST, ARRIVA NORTH EAST - last update 7.30am

There are no reported delays to any bus services.

RAIL SERVICES - last update 7.30am

There are no reported delays.

NEWCASTLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - last update 7.30am

No reported delays.

DURHAM TEES VALLEY AIRPORT - last update 7.30am

There are no reported delays to flights.