A fuel tanker has broken down on the A19 this afternoon.
Highways England says that a lane on the northbound side of the road at the exit for the A1231 is blocked.
Crews are on the scene and hoping to clear the disruption.
Highways England tweeted: "#A19 northbound exit slip for #A1231 #Sunderland.
"There is currently a fuel tanker broken down on the slip blocking 1 of the lanes.
"We are attending and will aim to clear this as quickly as possible.
"Take care passing the scene."