A19 Northbound closed, queuing traffic due to accident involving six vehicles between A690 Durham Road / B1286 City Way (Herrington Interchange) and A183 Chester Road.
The accident has happened just before the exit slip road at Durham Road, affecting traffic towards the Tyne Tunnel.
Traffic has not been helped by poor weather conditions in the area.
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