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