Sunderland city centre road reopens following accident

One of the main routes into Sunderland city centre has been reopened after an earlier closure following an accident.

Tuesday, 28th June 2016, 5:55 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th June 2016, 7:03 pm
The road closure is in place on one of the busiest routes into Sunderland. Image: Google.

The A690 eastbound was shut at the Western Hill junction, with a diversion in place to Chester Road.

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One vehicle is thought to have been involved in the accident.

The road closure came amid increased traffic in the Sunderland area in the lead-up to tonight's Beyonce concert at the Stadium of Light.

The accident was reported to police at 5.42pm, with the road closed until just before 7pm.