The road is blocked on the A1 Western Bypass Southbound between A696 / A167 Ponteland Road / B6918 Ponteland Road (Kenton Bar Roundabout) and A167 Stamfordham Road / B6324 Stamfordham Road (Westerhope Turn Off).
This is affecting traffic from Seaton Burn towards Gateshead. One of the vehicles is reported to have hit the central reservation.
The A19 northbound near Seaton Burn roundabout is closed after a crash involving four vehicles.
Police were alerted about 11:55am today, August 3. Those involved suffered minor injures.
Officers investigating a shooting at Seaton Burn have bailed two men who were arrested on Sunday January 6th.
In total eight people - seven men and a 25-year-old woman, have now been bailed.
The arrests followed the shooting of a man in the carpark of the Six Mile Bridge Inn on January 4th.
Enquiries are continuing into the shooting and more addresses are being visited and searched by police officers.
Increased police patrols are also taking place in the area to reassure the local community and appeal for further information.
The police investigation is focusing on internal disputes between criminals in the area and the shooting is not being treated as a random attack.
Anyone with any information in connection with the incident is asked to contact police on 101.
Northumbria Police say further arrests are expected following a shooting outside a pub on Tyneside.
A 54-year-old man was shot in the car park of The Six Mile Bridge Inn in Seaton Burn on Friday afternoon.
Eight people have been arrested so far, as part of the investigation.
Police investigating the shooting at the Six Mile Bridge Inn in Seaton Burn have made a further arrest.
Six people have now been arrested in connection with the shooting on Friday, 4th January 2013; five men aged 21, 22, 23, 47 and 52 and a 25-year-old woman are now in custody and helping police with their enquiries.
Police investigating the shooting of a man in a pub car park in North Tyneside have made three more arrests, bringing the total to five.
The shooting happened at the Six Mile Bridge Inn in Seaton Burn yesterday afternoon. Northumbria Police say they've arrested four men and one woman. Police patrols have been increased in the area to reassure the local community.
The man who was shot is still being treated in hospital but his injuries are not though to be life-threatening. Anyone with information is being urged to contact Northumbria Police.
Assistant Chief Constable, Jim Campbell urges any member of the public with information about the shooting on Friday to contact Northumbria Police on 101 or through Crimestoppers.
Police investigating the shooting of a man in the carpark of the Six Mile Bridge Inn in Seaton Burn at 4.12pm yesterday afternoon have made three further arrests.
Four men aged 22, 23, 47 and 52 and a 25-year-old woman have now been arrested in connection with the incident and are helping police with their enquiries.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police.
Police investigating the shooting of a man in the carpark of the Six Mile Bridge Inn in Seaton Burn at 4.12pm on Friday have made two arrests.
Northumbria Police say enquiries are continuing and officers have not ruled out the possibility of further arrests.
A statement by Northumbria Police said
"The shooting is not being treated as a random attack and at this stage it is being linked to organised criminality.
Police patrols have been increased in the area to reassure the local community."
A police operation is underway after a man was shot in a car park in Seaton Burn.
Officers were called to the Six Mile Bridge Inn in Seaton Burn just after four o'clock today after a man was injured after being shot in the car park.
It appears that the 52-year-old man was getting out of his car when he was shot in the back by two men who then drove off in a white van in the direction of the A19.
His injuries are not described as life threatening at this time.
Initial enquiries suggest that the shooting was not a random incident.
Police have said that patrols will be increased in the area to reassure the local community.
Anyone with information about the attack is asked to contact police on the 101 non-emergency number.