Two flown to hospital after A1 crash

Two people were flown to hospital by air ambulance after a crash which closed the A1 today.

Saturday, 15th September 2018, 3:45 pm
Updated Saturday, 15th September 2018, 4:02 pm
Traffic was at a standstill southbound. Picture from Roger Stephenson

The two-vehicle collision happened just after 11.30am and led to the road being closed in both directions between the two Morpeth turn-offs.

Two air ambulances landed at the scene and transported two people to the RVI in Newcastle. A third casualty was taken to the hospital by road ambulance.

Three fire engines also attended.

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Diversions are in place through Morpeth and back on to the A1 at Clifton.

Traffic was at a standstill earlier today, with the A1 south gridlocked and traffic backed up the single carriageway to Hebron.

Police are warning drivers to avoid the area if possible.