The A19 is blocked going north in County Durham, following an accident.
Three vehicles were involved in the crash between Peterlee and Seaham.
It means that that there is also congestion to the B1320 Burnhope Way/Mill Hill.
A teenager from County Durham is one of two people who died in separate incidents at the T in the Park festival in Scotland.
Megan Bell, 17, from Seaham, died at the festival held at Strathallan Castle in Perthshire, along with a 17-year-old boy from west Scotland.
The two deaths are thought to be unrelated and are not being treated as suspicious.
Miss Bell's family have been informed and the teenager is expected to be formally identified on Monday, Police Scotland confirmed.
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A Seaham hotel already undergoing demolition has partially collapsed.
The Harbour View Hotel at 18 North Terrace, Seaham, partly collapsed onto the street on Saturday morning. Police say nobody was inside and nobody was injured in the incident.
Council teams are on site waiting for demolition teams to access the site.
The road remains closed.
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A seafront hotel in Seaham was engulfed by flames during the night. The Harbour View Hotel was unoccupied and no-one was hurt. The building has partially collapsed onto the pavement and road. Durham Police say North Terrace will remain closed this morning.
A woman has been taken to hospital and two men were rescued by neighbours after a fire at a house in County Durham.
Firefighters were called to Melrose Crescent in Seaham just after midnight, June 21.
Crews rescued the woman, who was taken to hospital by ambulance.
The fire service says two neighbours used a ladder to free two men who were upstairs.
A joint police and fire investigation is now underway.
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English and German youngsters have been re-enacting a famous football match staged during an unofficial Christmas truce in the First World War.
Pupils at the Seaham School of Technology were joined by youngsters on a visit from Germany in staging the one hundred year old match.
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A concert is being held tonight to mark the 52nd anniversary of a lifeboat disaster which claimed nine lives.
On 17th November 1962, the George Elmy left Seaham Harbour for the fateful journey to try to rescue four crew and a nine year old boy from a fishing cobble which had got into difficulties.
On its return and just yards from the pier, the George Elmy was hit by two huge waves and overturned. All five lifeboat crew drowned, as well as three fisherman and the young boy.
As part of the East Durham Creates Festival an outdoor concert is taking place at Seaham Marina to commemorate those who lost their lives. It includes a composition to mark the tragedy.
The lifeboat was lovingly restored after it was found for sale on Ebay and now stands in the town's original 1870s lifeboat house.