The A1231 Sunderland Highway fully reopened after a three-car smash.
A three-vehicle smash closed the A1231 in Washington earlier this afternoon
A police spokeswoman said the smash occurred at 12.56pm on the westbound carriageway, just beyond The Galleries off-slip.
The slip road was closed following the accident but reopened an hour later.
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Emergency services are still on the scene.
The extent of any injuries is not yet clear.