Hello and welcome to The Chronicle’s live breaking news blog.

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It’s Tom Beattie and I’ll keep you updated on what’s happening across the Northeast, including the latest on the roads.

If you’d like to contact us today about any breaking news, here are my details:

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Email: tom.beattie@reachplc.com

Twitter: @ThomasRBeattie

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