RUSH-HOUR commuters faced tailbacks after a two-car collision on the A19 near Hartlepool.
A white Citroen DS3 and a black Ford Focus were involved in a collision on the northbound stretch of the A19 near the Elwick turn-off.
The collision caused tailbacks for motorists down to the A689 Hartlepool turn-off, while one of the cars is being recovered.
It happened at around 4.20pm on Monday and police were called to the incident.
Cleveland Police say no one was hurt and the drivers of both vehicles exchanged insurance details.