Traffic heavier than normal on the A1231 Sunderland Highway westbound between the A195 Northumberland Way (Northumberland Way Interchange) and the A1(M) J65 / Birtley.
Travel time is at least 20 minutes. Affecting traffic towards the Western Bypass.
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