Six people have been taken to hospital after a crash on the A695 Blaydon bypass earlier today.
Police were alerted to the accident shortly after 7:30 this morning which involved 4 vehicles.
It happened between the Blaydon and Stargate roundabout and forced the road to be closed in both directions.
Northumbria Police expect the road will be closed for several hours as investigations take place.
A695 Tyne Street Westbound closed, queueing traffic due to accident, four vehicles involved at B6317 Bridge Street / Garden Street (Blaydon Roundabout), congestion to B6315.
Emergency services are on the scene.
A1 Southbound lane blocked on entry slip road due to broken down vehicle at A694 / A69 (Blaydon / Consett turn off)
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