Queueing traffic and partially blocked due to accident, three cars involved on A19 Southbound at A183, congestion on A19 to A690 Durham Road / B1286 City Way (Herrington Interchange) and on A19 to A1231 Wessington Way.
Police are on the scene dealing with the accident just after the Hylton Bridge.
Traffic is also queueing on the Northbound side from Seaton past the scene.
More top news
Sunderland Football Club's Chief Executive has left the club, after a decision by the new owners to make the position of CEO redundant
A minute's silence has been held for Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry, and other victims of the Manchester terror attack in South Shields
Newcastle United winger Rolando Aarons and his mother have been spared jail after admitting affray over a brawl in a Newcastle bar