Queuing traffic and one lane closed due to broken down lorry and recovery work on A19 Southbound between A194 Leam Lane (Lindisfarne Roundabout) and A184 Newcastle Road (Testo's Roundabout).
Lane one (of two) is closed by the Boldon Colliery turn, affecting traffic towards Sunderland.
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