Bank holiday misery for drivers as A1 is closed

The A1 is closed southbound.
The A1 is closed southbound.

Bank holiday drivers are facing long delays after an accident closed part of the A1 this morning.

The southbound carriageway between junction 61 Bowburn and junction 60 Bradbury, in County Durham, was closed at around 8.20am.

Highways England closed the busy road to allow for police investigations.

Diversions are in place but drivers are being warned to allow extra time for their journeys and to find alternative routes.