Major problems on A19 and A1 cause delays for drivers
One lane was partially blocked near Sunderland on the northbound side of the road. Highways England say there are still 30 minute delays.
The incident took place between the A183 and A1231 at Hylton Bridge, but lanes have since reopened.
North East Traffic News posted on Twitter: "A19 northbound all lanes have been reopened after the recovery of the damaged vehicles from a multi vehicle RTC."
There were also problems southbound.
North East Traffic News added: "A19 southbound delays between the A1290 Downhill Lane and Hylton Bridge due to a multi vehicle collision closing lane one with tail backs."
There were also issues on the A690 as a knock-on effect of the A19 problems.
There were delays to northbound traffic on the approach to the A19 at Stony Gate, with tailbacks towards the Houghton Quarry Landfill Site.
Elsewhere, one lane of the A1 Western Bypass southbound was blocked between Lobley Hill Interchange and the Coalhouse Roundabout
This comes after a skip fell from a lorry. The debris has since been cleared.