The A689 is closed in both directions - slow traffic due to accident involving a lorry and a car between the A177 Stockton Road and Sands Hall Roundabout.
Emergency Services are now on the scene dealing with the incident near to Sedgefield Cricket Club.
It's affecting traffic from the A1(M) at Bradbury and through Sedgefield. Air ambulance making its way to the scene.
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