A collision has brought traffic on the A19 to a standstill
The smash happened on the northbound carriageway at the junction with the A690 in Sunderland..
As a result traffic has been stopped between the A1018-B1404 and the A690.
Highways England tweeted: "Traffic has been temporarily stopped on the #A19 northbound between the #A1018/B1404 and the #A690 near #Sunderland following a collision. Please be patient we'll get you moving as soon as it's safe to do so."
Northumbria Police tweeted: "Police are on scene A19 junction with the A690 Northbound dealing with a collision. Delays possible, please avoid area if you can."