The A19 is closed in both directions - queueing traffic due to police incident between A184 Newcastle Road (Testo's Roundabout) and A1231 Wessington Way. Affecting traffic between Boldon and Sunderland.
Diversion - southbound traffic via the A1290 through Washington and northbound via the A1231 towards the A1(M).
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Icy first thing and windy, with wintry showers lingering further south, especially at the coast. Brighter elsehwere
Emma brings you Saturday's forecast
Longest spell of winter so far. Bitterly cold with further wintry showers