Durham Constabulary are currently dealing with a serious collision which involved two school buses on the A693 on the junction with Shield Row Lane close to the Oxhill Youth Centre.
Police have told Police Hour that 50 children and two adults were on the buses.
At this time there are no reports of fatalities, however there are some injuries.
The buses were carrying children from St Bede’s at Lanchester and Tanfield School Comprehensive and are aged between 11 and 18.
Two children have been taken to the Newcastle RVI hospital with injuries there condition is unknown.
A number of children have been treated at the scene for shock.
The children have been taken to the nearby Oxhill public house where they have been met by teachers from their respective schools. Parents have been informed.
The roads in this area remain closed at this time.