Heavy traffic reported as four-vehicle collision forces closure of section of A19

Heavy traffic is reported after a section of a busy North East road was closed after a four-vehicle collision.

Friday, 11th November 2016, 4:19 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:03 pm
The incident reportedly happened close to the Testos roundabout.

There is thought to be debris on both sides of the A19 just north of Testos roundabout, near Boldon Colliery.

The road is now closed for a section between the roundabout and Monkton, which is a stretch which leads to the Tyne Tunnel.

The accident was reported at about 4.45pm and is said to have happened on the northbound side of the dual carriageway.

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The Twitter account NE Traffic News posted: "A19 Northbound, delays and heavy traffic after a four vehicle collision north of the Testos roundabout with debris in both sides of the road."

Highways England later tweeted: "A19 northbound is closed between A184 Boldon and the A194 near Monkton due to multi vehicle incident."