Multi vehicle incident A19 Southbound closed at Seaham

Durham Police are currently dealing with a multi-vehicle incident which has closed the A19 southbound near Seaham.

Although details are still emerging, it appears at least six vehicles have been involved in the incident which happened just after A1018 turn off at 8.47am.
It is believed there are no serious injuries.
Police have asked drivers to avoid the area if you can while recovery of the vehicles takes place.
More follows.