Drivers are facing delays following a three-car crash on the A19 tonight.
It happened on the northbound side of the road between the A690 turn-off at Doxford Park and the A183 at Chester Road.
Police are on the scene and one lane has been closed.
The North East Traffic Live account tweeted: "Three vehicle RTC on the A19 northbound between the A690 Durham Road #Sunderland & the A183.
"One lane is blocked causing tailbacks, officers are now on scene."