TRAFFIC was down to one lane this morning on the A174 on Teesside.

A total of nine cars were involved in two incidents as the road approaches the roundabout with the A19.

Two cars were involved in one crash and a further seven were stationary a a couple of hundreds yards down the carriageway.

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The incidents did not appear serious.

Police and traffic management workers were on the scene.

Traffic was backed up towards the Hemlington sliproad.