Five car smash causes massive tailbacks

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HUGE queues brought the A19 to a standstill after a five-car crash today.

One lane of the dual carriageway was closed northbound for a while after the incident at South Hylton, at the A1231 Wessington Way junction in the Sunderland area.

Eye-witnesses reported tailbacks for miles down the A19 at around 8.45am, although the lane later re-opened and traffic queues eased.

No-one is believed to have been seriously injured in the accident.