A car and a van have been involved in a collision on the A19, heading north.
The incident, which took place on the northbound carriageway between Peterlee and Easington Services, was called in to Durham Police at 11.20am today.
A Fiat Ducato van and a Lexus RX300 were involved in the collision - but there were no injuries to the motorists.
One lane of the A19 remained closed while the vehicles were recovered by a local garage. The road is now clear, with traffic moving as normal.
A spokesman for Durham Police also said that the force received a call at around 11am to say that a roadworks sign had blown into the fast lane, due to high winds. It is not known whether the two incidents are related.