A broken down vehicle is causing congestion on the A174 westbound in Middlesbrough this morning.

It's shut one lane at the junction with the A172 and motorists are advised to avoid the route if possible while the vehicle awaits recovery.

Read more: LIVE: Breaking news, traffic and travel from the North East this morning

National Highways expects the road to clear and traffic to return to normal between 9.15am and 9.30am this morning.

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