A19 southbound reopened after four hours following crash involving HGV
The A19 southbound has reopened after emergency services spent a number of hours dealing with a crash involving a truck in Sunderland.
Traffic is being diverted on the A19 between the A1231 Hylton Grange roundabout and the A183 juntion.
North East Live Traffic reported that a HGV has collided with the central reservation and led to a diesel spillage.
Pictures show queuing traffic on Hylton Bridge as emergency services rush to the scene during rush-hour on Wednesday, March 11.
A19 southbound closed due to major crash
- A19 southbound closed for four hours as police deal with emergency incident
- Northbound carriageway is open but reduced to one lane
- Highways England are reporting 3.5 miles of queuing traffic
- Queues building on A1231
9.04am: A19 has reopened in both directions
The incident has now cleared and both lanes of the southbound carriageway have been opened.
8.40pm: A19 southbound remains fully closed
The A19 southbound remains fully closed as emergency services.
A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “At 4.39pm today (Wednesday) we received a report of a road traffic collision involving a truck on the A19 southbound near the junction with the A183.
“Emergency services are at the scene and the road is currently closed southbound. The road is expected to remain closed for a number of hours."
8.10pm: A19 northbound lanes reopen
7.25pm: Southbound carriageway remains closed
The southbound carriageway of the A19 remains closed between the A183 and A690, according to reports.
6.41pm: Details of diversion route
6.18pm: Long delays on A1231 in both directions from A19 roundabout
6.16pm: Google traffic map shows major delays caused by A19 crash
6.14pm: A19 southbound to be closed for approximately FOUR HOURS
6.12pm: Highways England statement
A Highways England spokesman said: "The A19 in Tyne and Wear is currently closed between the A183 and the A690 near Sunderland.
"This closure is due to a road traffic collision involving a HGV.
"Emergency services including Northumbria Police are in attendance.
"Highways England has resources deployed to assist.
Road users are advised to expect disruption and allow extra journey time."