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Severe disruption on A19

Photo of traffic jams on A19 Tees flyover. Credit: Brian Moore

There are severe traffic problems on the A19 near the Tees flyover after an accident in which two cars caught fire.

The Highways agency confirmed that the road was closed after the accident on the northbound carriageway near the Portrack sliproad. It happened at about 5.20pm (Thursday). No one was injured.

The southbound lanes are now open again.

Appeal for witnesses to crash that killed rugby star

Police have appealed for two drivers who may have witnessed a fatal crash near Hartlepool to come forward.

Keri Holsdworth, 36, was a former Scottish rugby international. Her Renault Clio was involved in a crash on the A19 with a dark blue BMW estate at about 4:30pm on Friday 13th June. She died in hospital the next day.

Keri Holdsworth's family said they were devastated by her death Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA

Cleveland Police officers are trying to make contact with a military forces medic, driving a military ambulance, who stopped to offer first aid.

They also want to hear from the driver of a light coloured or white van who was using the nearby junction to Dalton Piercy.

Ms Holdsworth, who won 15 caps for Scotland, was working as a physiotherapist. She was described as a "positive and upbeat" person who will be sorely missed.


Appeal after man dies in A19 collision

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man from Eaglescliffe died in a collision on the northbound carriageway of the A19 near the Cleveland Tontine.

It happened just after 7pm on Tuesday 28 January at the start of the off-slip for the A172 to Stokesley when a silver Audi TT left the road and crashed into a road sign

The driver of the car, a 55-year-old man, died at the scene of the crash. He was the only occupant of the car.

Officers are appealing for anyone with anyone who saw the silver Audi travelling along the A19 at around 7pm or witnessed the collision itself, to get in contact with them.

TRAVEL: A19 reopens after tanker spill

A section of the A19 southbound which was closed due to a tanker spillage has now reopened.

The southbound junction with the A689 near Wolviston on Teesside closed last night after flammable liquid spilled onto the carriageway.

Police said there was no issue for drivers or those living nearby.

The road reopened shortly before midnight.


Car overturns on A19 on Tyneside

Police are dealing with a collision on the A19 in North Tyneside. It happened at 1.10pm this afternoon, Friday, January 17, on the A19 northbound between Silverlink and Holystone, when a car overturned.

One carriageway is currently closed and there is traffic congestion in the area. Police, the fire service and ambulance service are currently at the scene where the occupants of the vehicle are receiving treatment.

Five injured in A19 crash

Five people have been taken to hospital following a three vehicle crash on the A19 Northbound that happened this lunchtime.

It was originally thought that the crash involved four vehicles.

A man, a woman and an 8-year-old girl were taken to the RVI in Newcastle RVI and a further two men were taken to South Tyneside District General Hospital.

The 8-year-old girl was airlifted to hospital as a precaution, although her injuries are not believed to be serious.

One man suffered a broken collar bone and the other people involved suffered minor whiplash injuries.

Two small dogs, believed to be terriers, also escaped from one of the vehicles during the collision and have not yet been found.

Anyone with any information should contact Northumbria Police on 101.

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