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.

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.