A19 reopens after double accident causes partial closure in both directions

The A19 has fully reopened after it was closed in both directions by a double accident.

Friday, 20th September 2019, 3:16 pm
One of the damaged vehicles. Picture: Cleveland Police

Cleveland Police was called to the road, near Billingham Golf Club shortly after 10.30am.

The first call came in at 10.42am and referred to a single vehicle accident involving a Mercedes car which had closed one lane of the northbound carriageway between the A689 at Wolviston and the A1027 near Billingham Golf Club.

Seven minutes later, a report came in of a second accident at the same location on the southbound carriageway, involving a tractor, Silver Volkswagen Golf, silver KIA Sorento, a ford transit van, a white Mercedes AMG.

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Several people have been taken to hospital for examination but there are no reports of serious injuries.

Highways England Tweeted: “#A19 southbound between #A689 #Wolviston and #A1027. We have a lane 2 closure in place following an accident.

“Please allow extra time for you journey due to congestion.

“@ClevelandRPU are on scene.

Work to clear the carriageway. Picture: Cleveland Police

“We will keep you updated.”

Queuing traffic. Picture: Cleveland Police