Stretch of A19 in Sunderland closed after smash involving several vehicles

The A19 at the Herrington Interchange in Sunderland.
The A19 at the Herrington Interchange in Sunderland.

A stretch of the A19 has been closed by police following a crash this evening.

The southbound side of the road has been closed between the A183 Chester Road and the A690 Herrington Interchange.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police was unable to say how many vehicles were involved in the accident.

Motorists are being advised to use alternative routes until the area is cleared.