Police complete investigations after A1(M) after crash: Road reopen after collision causes miles of tailbacks

The A1(M) has now reopened after a crash caused miles of congestion.
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Highways England reported this morning the southbound carriageway of the motorway was closed between Junction 51 (Leeming bar) and Junction 50 (A61) due to a two-car collision where a car had overturned.

It came as thousands of drivers from the North East are heading off on Easter breaks and day trips.

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Highways England said at one stage there was congestion for four miles back to Catterick. A diversion was in place.

The agency tweeted just before 2pm that the road was due to reopen after police completed investigations.