Broken down lorry causes huge tailbacks on A19

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A BROKEN down lorry is causing tailbacks on the A19.

The truck suffered mechanical failure as it travelled south-bound on the A19 just before the A1086 near Easington.

The incident, which happened around 7am today, has caused massive delays for commuters.

A spokeswoman for Durham Police said officers are awaiting the arrival of recovery services, which are also believed to be caught up in the queues of traffic.