A19 reopens after crash causes delays

The A19 has reopened to traffic after a crash involving a car and a parked lorry caused delays.

Thursday, 19th July 2018, 11:40 am
Updated Thursday, 19th July 2018, 2:47 pm
The scene after the crash on the A19

The incident happened on the southbound carriageway near the junction with A690, leading to a diesel spillage.

Traffic building up behind the collision was turned around back down the A19 as efforts continue to clear the scene.

The scene after the crash on the A19

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A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police said: "Police received a report at about 11.04am today that a Vauxhall Astra had veered off road and collided with a lorry parked in a lay by on the A19."

Police later confirmed the road had been reopened.

"The road is now reopened and traffic is moving freely again after a collision on the A19 just north of the A690 turn off. Thank you to everyone for their patience whilst emergency services worked to clear the road," the force said in a tweet.

Officers said no one was seriously injured in the incident.

The scene after the crash on the A19