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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