UPDATE: Congestion easing on A19 after broken down vehicle causes delays

The northbound A19 at the A183 junction. Picture from Google Images.

The northbound A19 at the A183 junction. Picture from Google Images.

Police have been dealing with an accident which closed one lane of the northbound A19.

A two-vehicle collision shut lane two of the dual carriageway between the A690 at East Herrington and the A183 at Pennywell.

Highways England tweeted: “The earlier broken down vehicle on the #A19 N/B at the jcn with the A690 nr #Sunderland has been recovered and congestion is easing.”