Accident causes MetroCentre Christmas shopping traffic nightmare

Shoppers face traffic chaos after an accident closed part of one of the region's busiest roads.

Sunday, 18th December 2016, 12:31 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th December 2016, 14:03 pm
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The offside lane of the southbound carriageway of the A1M Western Bypass is closed due to a two-vehicle accident near Blaydon Bridge.

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The incident is having a severe impact on motorists on the way to the MetroCentre for the last weekend shopping day before Christmas. Police are at the scene.