Broken down car sparks hold-ups on A19

Drivers are facing frustrating hold-ups on the A19 this morning.

Drivers are facing frustrating hold-ups on the A19 this morning.

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Drivers have been hit by rush-hour gridlock after a broken down car sparked delays on the A19 this morning.

Traffic is building on the A19 - after the Nissan turn off - due to the stationary vehicle in the left-hand lane of the route.

Drivers have already been advised to take extra time if using the A19, with an increase in traffic volume expected due to the ongoing repair works to a sinkhole on the A1.

Traffic numbers have also been ramped up at the Tyne Tunnel after bosses temporarily suspended toll charges to help ease congestion in the wake of the partial closure of the A1.