Reports of A19 Northbound blocked, queueing traffic due to accident, a lorry and a car involved at A194 Leam Lane (Lindisfarne Roundabout).
Callers are reporting that police are diverting traffic at the South Shields turnoff.
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He has agreed a two-year contract at St. James' Park and becomes the tenth new face in the Magpies' first team squad this summer.
On the back of three consecutive Championship wins, the Magpies sit fourth, poised to move into the automatic promotion places.