The A66 trans-Pennine route has reopened in both directions after a serious accident near Ravensworth.
It is understood the crash involved a lorry and a car.
The road was closed for more than five hours following the crash.
There were long delays on the road with reports of 3km tailbacks.
INCIDENT#A66 near #Ravensworth. @NYorksRPG are dealing with a serious incident which requires a closure of the road in both directions by #TrafficOfficers. Traffic leaving the #A1(M) at #ScotchCorner will be affected. We will keep you updated. pic.twitter.com/7ypMuiWepJ
— Highways England (@HighwaysNEAST) March 22, 2019