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."