A1 crash affects Northumberland motorists

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Motorists going through Northumberland were among those affected by a major crash on the A1 this morning.

Police were called to a four-vehicle collision on the A1 southbound just before the Wideopen/Gosforth Park turn off at 7.46am.

Both lanes were blocked, causing big delays, and local diversions were put in place. Traffic queues went back to the turn off for Shotton.

There was also heavy traffic on the northbound carriageway in this area because of people slowing to have a look at the incident.

All four vehicles sustained damage and one of the drivers was injured.

One lane was opened by police as recovery efforts continued and the road was fully re-opened at 9.50am, although there is still heavy traffic on this stretch of the A1.