THE A181 was partially blocked this morning due to an accident near the A19 at Castle Eden Interchange.

A Durham Police spokesperson said: "We were called to the scene of a two-vehicle collision just before 8am this morning on the A181 near the weighbridge, close to the junction with the A19.

"The accident involved a Peugeot car and a Vauxhall Vivaro van.

No-one suffered serious injuries in the accident, but there was damage to both vehicles and the road was partially blocked for a time.

"Officers attended the scene to keep traffic moving while ambulance crews attended to the drivers involved, a woman in her 60s and a man in his 50s."

The road was cleared just before 9.30am.