A19 tailbacks as motorists are warned of possible delays and photos show traffic at a standstill

Traffic delays on the A19
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Motorists are being warning of tailbacks on the A19 this afternoon.

Witnesses have reported long delays and motorists trying to avoid the area on the A19 south bound near Thornaby. The AA traffic site said they began getting reports of delay shortly after 2pm this afternoon.

It said: "Delays of five minutes and delays increasing on A19 Southbound between A1046 Haverton Hill Road (Portrack Interchange) and A174. Average speed 20 mph."

One witness said: "It was manic with people diverting off." They added they had seen police in the area.

The North East Ambulance Service and Cleveland Fire Brigade said they were not dealing with any incidents in the area. Teesside Live has contacted Cleveland Police for information.