There is stationary traffic on the A19 due to an accident involving an overturned vehicle.
The accident happened near the Elwick turn, between the A19 and North Lane.
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Railway workers on the East Coast mainline are staging a 24 hour strike today.
Members of the RMT union are taking the action because of plans to cut 200 jobs. Virgin Trains says it will continue to operate a full timetable between London and Edinburgh.
The company says it is making changes to 'customer-facing roles' which will see a single person take responsibility for the customer experience on its trains. It says that will have no impact on safety, and will result in a better experience for customers.
It has also ruled out any compulsory redundancies.
David Horne, Managing Director for Virgin Trains on the east coast said, "The changes we are making are part of the customer-centric revolution we have planned for the east coast. Alongside more modern trains, we want a modern customer service proposition - one that focuses firmly on the customer...we urge the union to rejoin us around the negotiating table."
The A1 is blocked going west in the Gateshead area after a crash involving several vehicles at about 11am on Sunday.
The collisions happened between the A184 (Dunston Interchange) and Park Terrace (Dunston/Whickham Turn Off).
The A1 is blocked northbound queueing traffic due to a three vehicle crash involving a caravan and a lorry between A197 (Morpeth South Turn Off) and A192 (Morpeth North Turn Off).
The A1 has been closed northbound at Kenton due an accident involving 3 cars.
The incident took place at junction 77 and congestion is spreading back to junction 73.
There is a second accident near junction 79.
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The A69 east-bound at Hexham has reopened tonight (21.00 hours 28 September) after an overturned lorry was removed from the scene.
Workers on Virgin Trains East Coast will stage a 24-hour strike on October 3 in a row over jobs and conditions, the RMT union said.