A19 at a standstill after seven vehicle crash
Traffic has come to a stop on the A19 northbound after several vehicles were involved in a smash.
Durham Constabulary has reported the incident has happened on near Seaham.
A spokesman added: "We are also taking reports of the A19 at a standstill owing to the RTC."
@NECATraffic, which issues updates on behalf of the North East Combined Authority, said seven vehicles are involved.
It added the incident has happened close to the A1018 Ryhope turn off, with emergency services now arriving at the scene.