Delays caused on A19 following smash

The A19 in Sunderland.

The A19 in Sunderland.

An accident on the A19 road has caused tailbacks for drivers.

The incident happened at 2.06pm today when a Transit van and a Vauxhall Astra collided on the southbound carriageway, between the Chester Road and Doxford Park turn-offs.

Recovery crews have been working to clear the scene and all lanes are now open.

No-one is believed to have been injured in the crash.