There are heavy delays and queuing traffic on the A1 Western Bypass.
It's after a multi-vehicle collision on the Southbound carriageway near the Angel of The North.
The pileup happened at A6127 Newcastle Bank / A167 Durham Road / B1296 Long Bank, close to the Bowes Incline.
There are traffic jams to Chowdene Bank / Kingsway South at the Coalhouse Roundabout.
One lane blocked and queueing traffic due to multi-vehicle accident on A1 Western Bypass.
It is affecting ars travelling Northbound at A696 / A167 Ponteland Road / B6918 Ponteland Road at the Kenton Bar Roundabout.
The congestion is up to the A184 Dunston Interchange.
Drivers face delays of over an hour.
The A1 is blocked going west in the Gateshead area after a crash involving several vehicles at about 11am on Sunday.
The collisions happened between the A184 (Dunston Interchange) and Park Terrace (Dunston/Whickham Turn Off).