Michael Holt from the Highways Agency tells ITV Tyne Tees bridge repairs on the Blaydon Haugh Viaduct will mean disruption until next week:
A184 Felling Bypass, slow moving traffic Westbound near the entry slip from Leam lane due to a burst water main https://t.co/yMK0OYh8qk
Multi vehicle RTC east bound on Chainbridge Rd in Blaydon. Police + fire services at scene. One lane closed - causing delays. Avoid area.
Five vehicles have been involved in a road traffic collision in Blaydon. It is not thought that anyone involved has been seriously injured, though fire crews are cutting one person free from a car.
People are advised to avoid the area due to delays - one Southbound lane on Chain Bridge road is closed.
The River Swale has burst its banks, affecting traffic between Northallerton and Bedale.
The A684 both ways closed due to flooding between Station Road and Potter Lane.
Sunderland City Council has apologised to thousands of drivers who have experienced long delays because of a traffic survey in the city centre.
Surveyors have spent the day stopping vehicles in order to collate information including journey times and peak hours.
Several frustrated drivers took to social media:
This traffic census in Sunderland is an absolute joke, nout like making half of the town late for work ??? @sunderlandnow
Traffic is queuing on the A1 Northbound in the nearside lane south of the Metrocentre due to a broken down vehicle.
There is currently very slow traffic on the A1 southbound, because of a broken down lorry between Hollinside Road (Metro Centre) and A184 (Dunston Interchange).
Traffic in Newcastle is getting worse, according to a survey by a satellite navigation company.
In the worst-congested cities evening rush-hour journeys are taking more than 70% longer than they would in free-flowing traffic, the poll by traffic information company TomTom found.
London was the next-worst city for hold-ups with average journeys taking 37% longer than in free-flowing traffic and 67% in the evening peak.
Overall, average journeys in the cities in 2014 took 29% longer than they would in free-flowing traffic - compared with a figure of 27% longer in 2013.