'Multi-vehicle' collision leads to rush hour delays on A19
The emergency services are dealing with a collision involving three vehicles on the A19.
The AA has confirmed the crash happened just before 5.30pm, between the A1086 Little Thorpe junction and the A181 Castle Eden Interchange.
The incident blocked one lane, with the scene cleared by 6.15pm.
Highways England North East said it received information that the collision had happened on the southbound carriageway near Shotton and added: “We are taking reports of a multi-vehicle collision blocking the outside lane.
“Assistance en route.”