DRIVERS are being asked to avoid the A19 at Easington Services following a second crash this morning on the northbound carriageway.
Durham Constabulary are at the scene dealing with a four-vehicle collision and traffic is currently at a stand-still.
The incident, at 8.45am, follows a collision between two cars at 7.30am, between the Herrington Interchange and the A183 junction.
Motorists reported one lane closed and queueing traffic on the A19 northbound as far as the A1018 junction. Drivers travelling south were also subject to slow-moving traffic tailing back to Testos roundabout.