Residents are being asked to take alternative routes this morning, due to the road being closed.

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There is an ongoing incident on Old Durham Road, with police on the scene and a road closure.

On Thursday night, it was reported that the road was closed due to a collision between two vehicles.

Plan your route ahead this morning as the road will be closed until around 10am.

UPDATE: Northumbria Police have issued a statement:

“Shortly after 10pm yesterday (Thursday) we received a report of a collision involving a car and a pedestrian on Old Durham Road, Gateshead.

“Emergency services attended but sadly a female pedestrian was confirmed to be deceased at the scene. Her next of kin have been notified.

“An investigation is ongoing. The road is currently closed and is expected to remain so for several hours.”

Go North East have issued a statement regarding bus travel:

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