Traffic at standstill after crash on A1

Traffic is at a standstill on the A1 following an accident.
Traffic is at a standstill on the A1 following an accident.

Traffic has been brought to a standstill after a crash on the busy A1 motorway.

It happened on the northbound side of the road earlier today near the turn-off for Chester-le-Street.

North East Traffic news tweeted: "A1(M) northbound within J38 | Northbound | Accident."

We'll bring you more details on this story as we get them.