A1 closed southbound after crash which caused spillage

Part of the A1 has had to be closed following a crash.

Wednesday, 29th November 2017, 8:13 am
Updated Wednesday, 29th November 2017, 8:18 am
Emergency services are dealing with an accident on the A1.

The southbound side of the road is closed between junction 56 and 53, in North Yorkshire.

A "large spillage" as well as significant barrier damage has been caused.

Traffic in County Durham and Hartlepool is being affected as a result of the problems.

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Highways England North East tweeted: "Reminder for road users - #A1M is fully CLOSED southbound betweeen J56 and J53 following an earlier collision which has caused a large spillage and significant barrier damage.

"Emergency safety repairs will be taking place.

"Traffic is being diverted locally through."