Three-car smash on A19 slip road near Hartlepool

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A BUSY slip road on to the A19 was closed this morning after a three-car smash.

The A179 turnoff on to the A19 northbound was blocked by police after the crash at around 8.15am today.

Motorists were diverted while officers were at the scene.

Nobody was injured in the crash.

One lane of the slip road was re-opened shortly after the incident and the other remained closed until all of the vehicles were recovered.