A collision involving car and a lorry is causing major rush-hour tailbacks on the A19.
The smash occurred shortly after 8am today, on the northbound carriageway leading to the A1231 Wessington Way junction.
A Northumbria police spokeswoman said: "Police were called at 8.10am this morning, about a collsion involving a HGV and a car on th eA19 north-bound, leading to the A1231.
"Nobody is believed to have been injured in the collision.
"There are initial reports of tailbacks.
"Officers are working to clear the road as soon as possible."