Reports of one lane blocked due to accident, two vehicles involved on A19 Northbound between A1046 Haverton Hill Road (Portrack Interchange) and A139.
Callers report lane two (of two) is blocked towards Peterlee.
There are also further reports of a broken down vehicle at the A689.
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