EMERGENCY services have closed the A167 near to the Emirates Riverside Stadium in Chester-le-Street after a road traffic collision. 

Teams from Durham Constabularly and firefighters from the County Durham and Darlington Fire Service attended the scene at 2.50pm - where they shut the A-road (Park Road North) between the stadium and BP garage.  

The emergency crews on the scene have asked motorists to avoid the area and find an alternative route.

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