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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It's been confirmed that the Marks and Spencer stores in both Stockton and Darlington will close in August.
It's part of the investigation into the disappearance of Donna Keogh from Middlesbrough in 1998 when she was just 17 years old.
The move is likely to lead to the loss of more than 1,500 jobs.