There were delays on the A19 after a multi-vehicle collision on the main route during the morning rush hour.
Cleveland Police confirmed the force received a call at 8.20am on Friday, June 14.
The incident involved a green Vauxhall Meriva, White Ford Transit Van and Black Volkswagen Golf.
A spokeswoman added that injuries “are not known”.
On its Twitter account, Highways England said: “#A19 southbound #Billingham we have a report of a multi-vehicle road traffic collision causing delays in the area.”
The vehicles were cleared from the live lane at 9am, with risidual delays in the area.