Crash on A1231 blocks one lane and causes traffic chaos

A1231 Sunderland Highway
A1231 Sunderland Highway

One of the main routes into Sunderland is clear after it was partially blocked due to a two vehicle accident.

Commuters leaving the Nissan site on the A1231 were warned they would face a slow journey home due to delays along Sunderland Highway earlier on this evening.

At around 4pm two vehicles collided and caused tailbacks on A1231 Wessington Way, Eastbound from A19 to Ferryboat Lane.

The usually congested route saw delays extended to a massive 13 to 15 minutes for travellers along the road, but was cleared after a short time.

It is not clear if anyone was injured in the crash.