Queueing traffic on A19 in both directions between A1056 Killingworth Way and A189 / A1171 / B1505 (Moor Farm Roundabout).
More top news
Pam Royle has been along to surprise this year's ITV Tyne Tees Fundraiser of the Year.
The breakthrough by Newcastle scientists could save the sight of thousands worldwide.
The touring stage show is on at the Empire and ITV Tyne Tees couldn't resist the opportunity to check out the fun and flares back stage.