Emergency services are on the scene after a crash on the A19 this afternoon.
It happened on the northbound side of the road next to the turn-off for the A1231 at Wessington Way.
The NE Traffic News account tweeted:" A19 Northbound at A1231 Sunderland Highway near #Washington.
"Lanes blocked. Police en-route. Expect delays."
It is not yet known how many cars are involved and if anyone has been injured.