Queueing traffic on A692 Gateshead Road Eastbound between Pennyfine Road and A1 / B601 Lobley Hill Road (Lobley Hill Interchange).
Due to traffic trying to join the Western Bypass.
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The colours red, white and blue have been projected onto the monument following yesterday's terrorist attack at Westminster.
After Wednesday's downpours things are looking more settled.
Durham PCC, Ron Hogg is urging members of the public to "stay strong and stay together" by sharing intelligence to defeat terrorism.