Traffic police close off two roads following collisions

The collision has happened at the junction of Essington Way and Thorpe Road. Image copyright Google Maps.
The collision has happened at the junction of Essington Way and Thorpe Road. Image copyright Google Maps.

Two roads have been closed off to traffic following serious crashes.

Durham Constabulary's Road Policing Unit has said Thorpe Road, near to its junction with Essington Way, in Peterlee, has been shut off while the incident is dealt with.

The collision is reported to involve a motorcycle.

Another crash has happened close to Dalton Park in Murton, with police on scene and traffic being diverted.