Collision on A189 spine road
Two people have been taken to hospital following a road incident near Ashington this afternoon.
Police and ambulance services were called at 2.16pm following a two-vehicle collision on the northbound carriageway of the A189 at North Seaton.
This has resulted in heavier traffic in the area and officers are advising motorists to take a different route if possible.
A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said the injuries of the people taken to hospital are not believed to be life-threatening.