Police dealing with accidents on the A19 due to icy conditions

Police are urging motorists to beware of icy conditions when driving this morning.

Friday, 1st December 2017, 5:48 am
Updated Wednesday, 6th December 2017, 11:47 am
Police warning to take extra care on icy roads.

Northumbria Police say they have already dealt with a number of incidents in the A19 area of Sunderland.

A spokesman said: "Take care if driving on the A19 around Sunderland this morning - road conditions are very poor, and our officers are already dealing with a number of accidents in the local area.

"Reduce your speed and keep a safe distance from the car in front of you."

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Meanwhile Durham Police have also issued a warning to motorists about weather conditions in the force area.

A spokesman, said: "Snow and ice are affecting County Durham and Darlington this morning making driving hazardous, de-ice those windscreens, allow extra time for your journey, drive carefully everyone."