A crash caused long delays on the A19, with a second crash on a road leading to the route leading to further disruption on the roads.
A lane of the southbound carriageway of the A19 between Cold Hesledon and Dalton Park to the A1086 to Easington was closed due to the crash.
The AA has also reported there were also delays caused by people slowing to look at the accident.
A separate collision led to a partial blockage on the A181 near the A19 Castle Eden Interchange.
The collisions happened at around 8am and were cleared by 9.45am.