A19 delays after two crashes at junction

The A19 at Hylton Bridge in Sunderland.
The A19 at Hylton Bridge in Sunderland.

Drivers are facing delays on the A19 this morning.

It is understood that two separate smashes took place on the northbound carriageway close to the A1231 junction on Hylton Bridge.

NECATraffic tweeted: "#Sunderland two separate collisions close to each other at the A1231 junction Hylton Bridge."

Congestion was backed up towards the A690 junction at Doxford Park but it now beginning to ease, with recovery lanes one and two now open although lane three remains closed.