Lorry fire closes A1M in County Durham

The southbound A1M at Chester-le-Street. Picture from Google Images
The southbound A1M at Chester-le-Street. Picture from Google Images

Part of the A1M in County Durham is closed as emergency services tackle a lorry fire.

The vehicle is on the hard shoulder just before junction 62 on the southbound carriageway.

Traffic will be diverted off at junction 63, near Chester-le-Street.

The northbound carriageway is currently open.