Breakdown causes delays on northbound A19 at Hartlepool

The northbound A19 sliproad at the junction with the A179. Picture from Google Images.
The northbound A19 sliproad at the junction with the A179. Picture from Google Images.

Traffic is tailing back on the northbound A19 at Hartlepool.

The North East Combined Authority traffic monitoring service says lane one of the of the northbound exit slip to the A179 is closed while a vehicle tyre is changed.

The situation is expected to return to normal by 5pm.