Crash causes queues on the A19 near Hartlepool and shuts A179

A CRASH is causing tailbacks and has forced the closure of the A179 near Hartlepool this morning.

Emergency sets are at the scene and the road has been closed in both directions.

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Traffic has built up at the A19, Sheraton junction to Hart Lane and the incident is also affecting traffic between Hartlepool and the A19.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.

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