Stranded transporter causes A19 delays

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RUSH-hour traffic faced long delays this morning after a transporter broke down in the outside lane of a busy dual carriageway.

Motorists heading north on the A19 from Hartlepool and East Durham were hit by the hold-ups around 9am today (Wednesday) and delays were still being experienced just before 10am.

The vehicle was stuck on the outside lane just after the turn-off for Dalton Park, leading to tailbacks stretching into the Easington area.

The traffic began to ease near the A690 Sunderland/Chester-le-Street turnoff.