Drivers are facing tailbacks following a crash involving two HGVs on the A1 this morning.
It happened on the A1 northbound just after the turn-off for the Metro Centre.
Tailbacks are now forming following the incident.
North East Traffic Live tweeted: "A1 Western Bypass, delays and one lane blocked northbound just after the Metro Centre due to a serious collision involving two HGV's with tail backs forming.
"Avoid the area if possible with emergency services just arriving on scene."