Middlesbrough fans heading to their side's Championship game against Reading today should expect delays.
Cleveland Police are warning the M4 is closed between Junction 12 and Junction 13, to the west of Reading.
They say there will be considerable delays for the foreseeable future.
They're advising people to stay on the M40 and approach Reading from the east.
The A194 Leam Lane has been closed westbound due to a serious accident involving four vehicles between the A1300 John Reid Road/Auckland Terrace and the A19 at Lindisfarne roundabout.
There is queuing traffic heading from South Shields towards Gateshead.
Police hunting for wanted man Adrian Craigs have asked anybody who may be harbouring him to give him up to the authorities.
Officers are still searching for the 31-year-old, who is wanted in connection with a number of offences including breach of bail, actual bodily harm, false imprisonment, common assault and driving under the influence of alcohol.
They believe Craigs is in the Hartlepool area, and is using a grey 4x4 car.
Anyone who sees him is asked not to approach him, but to call 999.
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A man from Durham has transformed his Fiat Seicento into a miniature school bus.
Chris Atkinson, a bus driver for Arriva, will travel from Scotland to Cornwall to help raise vital funds for The Special Care Baby Unit at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.
The ‘bus’ is painted Arriva blue, with the matching checkered seats and even has a ‘Sorry Not in Service’ sign for when it’s taking a well-earned rest.
The charity is very close to Chris’s heart, as his son Kieran was born 3 months premature. Staff at the RVI provided lifesaving care to Kieran and he is now a healthy young boy
Virgin Trains East Coast are encouraging passengers to check before they travel today. There are ongoing disruptions to the service.
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There are currently 90 minute delays to rail services on the East Coast Main Line. This is due to an obstruction on the line between Alnmouth and Morpeth.
Delays are expected until 10.00am.
Virgin Trains East Coast services have been disrupted overnight due to emergency services dealing with an incident at Darlington.
The firm had said their services were no longer affected by the incident but the 05.59am service from Newcastle to London King's Cross has been cancelled.
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There are severe delays on Virgin East Coast Trains due to a signalling problem at Darlington.
There is currently no service between York and Newcastle. It it not known when normal service will resume.