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A19 closed after eleven vehicle collision

The A19 southbound is closed at Castle Eden following an eleven vehicle collision.

There are not believed to be any serious injuries, however the road is likely to remain closed for a considerable length of time while recovery is underway. 

A separate 2 vehicle collision has also occurred on the southbound carriageway nearby. 

On the northbound carriageway, two collisions have resulted in closures at Easington and Castle Eden. 

In the last hour alone, there have been 20 collisions on this stretch of the A19. 

Police would like to reiterate our advice that people avoid making non-essential journeys.