9.30AM: A19 reopened

A SECTION of the A19 has now re-opened after it was closed for more than two hours this morning.

Both directions of the dual carriageway were closed between Testo’s roundabout and the A1231 Wessington Way sliproad, between Washington and Sunderland, after police received reports of a woman stood on the wrong side of railings on a footbridge over the A19 at 6.20am today.

The woman was escorted off the bridge and wasn’t injured and the road was re-opened at around 9am.