Bishopton Lane in both directions closed, slow traffic due to jackknifed lorry between Lodge Lane and Little Stainton Turn.
A busy route between Sedgefield and Sadberge.
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The 27-year-old was stabbed in Arthur's Hill, Newcastle on Monday and later died in hospital.
Newcastle get three points from the match and now three points clear at the top.
Boro dug deep and following inspired defending can count themselves as extremely unlucky not to have left the Emirates with all 3 points.