Crash closes southbound carriageway of the A189 in Northumberland
Police are urging motorists to avoid the A189 near Cramlington after a serious crash has closed the southbound lanes.
Police are this afternoon (Monday) dealing with a collision on the spine road between High Pit and the Moor Farm roundabout.
At 1.10pm, a spokesman said: "The southbound carriage is currently closed and diversions are in place. Please avoid the area if possible."
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The crash will add to the delays for the high volume of traffic heading south after the Easter weekend, with the A1 at Felton also reportedly at a standstill.
UPDATE 2.50pm: The road has partially reopened, although one southbound lane remains closed. The A189 slip roads aound the incident are also all open.