Accident causes MetroCentre Christmas shopping traffic nightmare

Shoppers face traffic chaos after an accident closed part of one of the region's busiest roads.

Sunday, 18th December 2016, 12:16 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th December 2016, 2:19 pm
The A1 Western Bypass at the MetroCentre. Picture from Google Images.

The offside lane of the southbound carriageway of the A1M Western Bypass is closed due to a two-vehicle accident near Blaydon Bridge.

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The incident is having a severe impact on motorists on the way to the MetroCentre for the last weekend shoppign day before Chrismtas.

Police are at the scene.