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.
Let us know your views by tweeting @PoliceHour We'll feature the best tweets within the article.