Police warning to drivers as torrential rain hits North East

Drivers are being urged to take care in torrential rain this morning.

Monday, 13th August 2018, 7:09 am
Updated Monday, 13th August 2018, 10:42 am
Heavy rain is forecast for the region today
Heavy rain is forecast for the region today

The Met Office is predicting heavy downpours across the North East.

Durham Police issued a message to motorists through its Twttier feed.

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"Heavy rainfall is forecast across our region, please slow down, drive to the conditions and be aware that in wet weather stopping distances can double," it said.

Heavy rain is forecast for the region today