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Flood prevention scheme for city

A 1m flood prevention scheme has been unveiled for part of Sunderland.

Northumbrian Water said the project would reduce the risk of flooding to the Dovedale Road and Torver Crescent areas of the city.

The work, which will take up to six months to complete, will involve upgrading 330m of sewer pipe so it can cope better with heavy rainfall.

A company spokeswoman said the project was expected to begin on 3 November and would involve some road closures.

Michael Ciaraldi, Northumbrian Water's project manager, said: "This work will have a positive environmental impact as it will reduce the risk of property flooding by increasing capacity of the local sewerage system."

He added they would be working with the city council to keep any disruption "to a minimum".


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