Six-vehicle smash partially closes A1

The A1 Western bypass near Team Valley. Picture from Google Images.
The A1 Western bypass near Team Valley. Picture from Google Images.
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Fans travelling to tonight's Newcastle United match faced delays after a multi-vehicle accident partially blocked one of the region's busiest roads.

Lane 2 of the A1 Western Bypass was closed near the Team Valley at Coal House & lane 2 blocked after a six-vehicle collision.

The accident affected fans travelling to St James's Park for tonight's game between Newcastle United and QPR.

The road has now fully reopened and queues are clearing.