A two vehicle accident on the A167 Northbound between New Bridge Street/Durant Road (A193/B1309) and Sandyford Road (B1307) has caused blockages on two lanes on the motorway, according to police.
Both lanes on the A1 southbound are now following broken down vehicle near Dunston Road.
One lane remains closed northbound, so motorists are advised to use an alternative route if possible.
There is currently heavy traffic on the A1 in Gateshead and Newcastle, police say.
A broken down vehicle is currently blocking one lane southbound, just before Dunston Road.
One lane remains closed northbound at Blaydon Bridge due to damage caused to the barrier in a collision this morning.
Officers are in the area to help keep traffic disruption to a minimum.
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Drivers who have a daily thirty minute commute in the Newcastle Sunderland area spend nearly 70 hours a year in delays.
Data from the sat nav maker Tom Tom also shows congestion on secondary roads is worse than on main roads.
Passengers on the Tyne and Wear Metro are facing severe delays due to a technical problem.
The routes affected are between Haymarket and South Shields and between Haymarket and South Hylton.
A number of properties have been evacuated after a potential gas leak.
Police received a report of the leak on St Thomas Street, Newcastle, at around 3.35pm on Monday from Northern Gas Networks.
The road is a bus-only route and is closed at this time as a precaution. Pedestrians are also advised to avoid the area.
The A1 Western Bypass Northbound is blocked and there is queueing traffic because of an accident at A692 Lobley Hill Road, B601 Lobley Hill Road. There is congestion to A1(M) J65, A194m, A1231, B1288 Birtley. Travel time is estimated to be around 20 minutes.
The A66 has been closed between Brough and Bowes due to snow and ice.
The snow gates are shut on the road which runs from Scotch Corner in North Yorkshire to Penrith in Cumbria.
Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision on the B1257 near Sproxton in the Helmsley area.
At around 6.30pm on Thursday 5 December 2013, a white Mercedes Sprinter van and a black Mitsubishi L200 pick-up collided near the bottom of Sproxton bank.
The driver of the Mitsubishi was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Three children were also in the car and taken to hospital. Meanwhile, the driver of the Mercedes remains in a serious condition in hospital.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Traffic Constable Steve Wood. The incident number is 12130210863.