A19 slip road closure as Northumbria Police carry out 'investigation work'

Part of the road is closed while the police carry out investigation work.
Part of the road is closed while the police carry out investigation work.

Part of a busy North East route is being affected this afternoon due to a police incident.

Northumbria Police have confirmed that part of the A19 exit slip road, heading northbound to the A194, has closed from 3pm today while officers carry out "investigation work".

A tweet from the force's Roads Policing account was sent shortly before 3pm today. According to the North East Combined Authority, the route is expected to re-open between 4.15pm and 4.30pm.

Highways England also tweeted: "Pls be aware #A19 N/B exit slip road to #A194 (Lindisfarne Rbt) nr #Jarrow is closed, Police led incident. Pls consider alternative route."