A19 reopens after crash causes delays

The A19 has reopened to traffic after a crash involving a car and a parked lorry caused delays.

The incident happened on the southbound carriageway near the junction with A690, leading to a diesel spillage.

The scene after the crash on the A19

The scene after the crash on the A19

Traffic building up behind the collision was turned around back down the A19 as efforts continue to clear the scene.

A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police said: "Police received a report at about 11.04am today that a Vauxhall Astra had veered off road and collided with a lorry parked in a lay by on the A19."

Police later confirmed the road had been reopened.

"The road is now reopened and traffic is moving freely again after a collision on the A19 just north of the A690 turn off. Thank you to everyone for their patience whilst emergency services worked to clear the road," the force said in a tweet.

The scene after the crash on the A19

The scene after the crash on the A19

Officers said no one was seriously injured in the incident.