Sunderland's Queen Alexandra Bridge reopens after accident

The Queen Alexandra Bridge is shut in both directions
The Queen Alexandra Bridge is shut in both directions

Sunderland's Queen Alexandra Bridge has reopened after police dealt with a crash.

The southbound carriageway was initially shut after a two-vehicle collision.

But the bridge was later closed shut in both direction.

Drivers were urged to use the new Northern Spire bridge to avoid tailbacks.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: "At 3.41pm today, police received a report of a road traffic collision involving two cars on Queen Alexandra Bridge.

"Nobody is believed to have suffered serious injuries."