Drivers face rough morning as emergency repairs continuing on A1 sinkhole

Emergency repairs are continuing on the A1 after a sinkhole opened up in the North East.

Sinkhole. Picture by PA.
Sinkhole. Picture by PA.

The road is open one lane northbound and two lanes southbound while work progresses to fix the six-and-a-half metre wide crater which appeared on Saturday night under the northbound carriageway.

Northumbria Police said: "We are continuing to remind motorists to plan their journey and allow extra time. Please take care."

The hole, which is being filled with a specialist concrete mixture before the road is resurfaced, is believed to be related to old mine workings in the area.

It was discovered when a slight dip in the road surface became apparent.