Drivers faced heavy delays this evening following an accident on the A19.
A truck and car collided just before the A183/Chester Road turn-off on the northbound side at about 6pm. There were no injuries.
Traffic was brought to a standstill while the incident was dealt with.
A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: "One of the vehicles spun in the incident, and traffic was at a standstill afterwards.
"The vehicles have now been recovered and the carriageway is clear again."