THE A179 was closed in both directions after a three-vehicle smash on a bridge over the A19.
Police were forced to close the A179, past Hart on the outskirts of Hartlepool, after the crash between two heavy goods vehicles and a van.
All of the people involved in the crash are said to have escaped uninjured.
Watch a video of the crash scene above.
The incident happened at around 10am on Thursday.