A19 crash: Long tailbacks after two-vehicle collision involving HGV
A crash on the A19 has brought both carriageways to a standstill while emergency services deal with the incident. The collision, between A689 Coal Lane (Wolviston) to A179 (Sheraton junction, happened at around 9.35am on Wednesday. Police, fire crews and an ambulance were all called to the scene.
Many of the motorist stuck in the tailbacks on the northbound carriageway got out of their vehicles because of the hot weather. Vehicles are now being diverted onto Trimdon Road. However, lorries and large vehicles are being told to remain on the A19.
READ MORE: The number of covid-related deaths across Teesside since the start of the pandemic A spokesperson for Cleveland Police said: “Police and other emergency services are on scene at a two-vehicle collision involving a Ford Fiesta and a HGV which took place around 9.35am on the A19 northbound near Elwick. The road will be closed from the A689 slip road onto the A19 whilst the incident is being dealt with.
Please use alternative routes if possible. Thank you for your patience.” A spokesperson for Cleveland Fire Brigade, said: “We are currently dealing with a road traffic collision on the A19 Northbound at Elwick.
We have three fire engines in attendance. The Northbound carriageway is blocked, avoid the area if possible.”
(C) Ian Cooper Collision has caused tailbacks on both sides of the A19.
Police later also brought traffic to a standstill on the southbound carriageway. This was done in order to allow traffic from the northbound carriageway to turn around.
There are currently long tailbacks on the A19 heading towards Stockton. The AA has reported severe delays of 16 minutes and delays increasing on the A19 Northbound. The average speed is 5mph.
Teesside Live has contacted the North East Ambulance Service for a statement.