Three-vehicle rush-hour smash blocks A19

Traffic on Hylton Bridge.
Traffic on Hylton Bridge.

A three-vehicle rush-hour smash has blocked the A19.

Traffic is at a standstill on the northbound carriageway after the collision Standstill traffic just before the A1231 exit slip road at Sunderland.

Police and ambulances are at the scene and two lanes are blocked.

Officers say there are no reports of injuries.

Queuing traffic back past A183 Chester Road junction.