Multi-vehicle crash on A1M hits rush hour traffic

The collision happened between Bowburn and Carrville on the A1M. Copyright Google Maps.
The collision happened between Bowburn and Carrville on the A1M. Copyright Google Maps.

Several vehicles have been involved in a collision on a major North East route.

The emergency services are responding to reports of a multi-vehicle collision on the northbound carriageway between junction 61 at Bowburn and junction 62 at Carrville in Durham.

It follows a collision on the northbound carriageway of the A19 near Seaham earlier this morning, which involved seven vehicles.

That route has now reopened.