Closed road to open within hours

Work going to remove a tree that fell onto power lines, shutting the A1068 near Warkworth.
Work going to remove a tree that fell onto power lines, shutting the A1068 near Warkworth.

A ROAD which has been closed after a tree collapsed on to power cables this morning is expected to be open within two hours, a Northumberland County Council spokeswoman has said.

Part of the A1068, just north of Warkworth, was shut off to traffic following the incident.

Diversions are currently in place through Shilbottle but the Gazette has been told that the road should re-open soon.