A stretch of the A1 southbound which was closed this morning has reopened.
It reopened earlier this afternoon following a fatal collision.
Northumbria Police said: “The road is now fully open. Motorists are thanked for their patience.
“Inquiries into the collision are on-going and police are continuing to appeal for witnesses.
“A woman in her 20s has been arrested in connection with the collision and is helping police with their Inquiries.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 238 180415.”