THE A19 near Peterlee is still down to one lane following a crash earlier.
The incident happened on the outside lane of southbound carriageway at Peterlee around 7.20am on Wednesday.
It has led to traffic tailbacks as far back as Murton. Police and the ambulance service were at the scene.
Police say the collision involved two vehicles but no injuries were reported.
A Durham Police spokesman said: “A recovery truck was due at the scene and both lanes are expected to be open by 10am.”