Traffic at a standstill on the A1 due to crash

One of two lanes is closed on the A1 because of an accident this morning, causing huge tailbacks.

Wednesday, 20th December 2017, 8:56 am
Updated Wednesday, 20th December 2017, 9:00 am

The northbound carriageway is at a standstill because of the crash east of Ackworth, near to the B6474 Great North Road which was first reported just after 8am.

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Emergency services are at the scene.

Drivers are being urged to avoid the route if possible.