THE A1231 has now reopened after vehicle crashes caused delays.
Earlier this morning police were informed of a number of minor collisions on the A1231.
The road is currently closed due to ice.
Diversions were put in place southbound on the A182 from junction with the A1231, to the Shiney Row roundabout, and westbound on the A183 to Sunderland.
The A1231 has now reopened