New Road closed due to snow between A66 (Brough) and B6277 (Middleton-in-Teesdale).
The road has been closed since Monday
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The longest general election campaign in modern history begins with the dissolution of Parliament today.
The constituency of Washington and Sunderland West includes the UK's largest car plant, which was opened by Nissan in 1984.
This seat was formed prior to the 2010 General Election, taking in Sunderland city centre and the Ryhope area to the south.