MOTORISTS heading to North Tyneside this morning are warned of possible delays due to a broken down vehicle.

Northumbria Police said the vehicle is on the northbound carriageway of the A19 between the Silverlink and Holystone roundabouts.

Just before 7am, officers said they were en route to ensure it is recovered safely.

A spokesperson said: "Take care if travelling North on the A19 at this time as the vehicle is in a live lane."