Three-car smash partially closes busy Sunderland road

The scene on the A1231 at Southwick. Pic from NE Traffic News
The scene on the A1231 at Southwick. Pic from NE Traffic News

The A1231 Wessington Way is partially closed at Southwick after a three-vehicle accident.

Two lanes of the eastbound carriageway are shut just before the Southwick turn.

Two crews from Sunderland Central and Washington fire stations have attended and dealt with a petrol spillage.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said the force had receveid a call at 2.11pm.