Four-vehicle collision on busy stretch of A1

Four vehicles have been involved in a collision on the A1 this morning.

Wednesday, 8th February 2017, 7:54 am
Updated Tuesday, 28th February 2017, 11:45 am
The fire service tweeted this picture from the scene.

The incident took place on the A1(M) near Chester-le-Street, and involved three cars and a heavy goods vehicle.

There are no reports of serious injuries, but motorists in the area have been facing heavy delays.

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Emergency services have been at the scene, including firefighters from the County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service.

A tweet from the service, sent at 8.20am, said: "A1M Northbound near Chester-Le-Street: Crews attending a road traffic collision south of junction 63. Collision between 3 cars and 1 HGV."

They later updated the situation with another tweet, which said: "A1M Northbound near Chester-Le-Street: Fire crews have now left the scene. Considerable congestion on A1M north & south bound."