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ROAD: A1(M) closed due to lorry fire

The A1(M) is closed in both directions at Dishforth in North Yorkshire because of a lorry fire.

Police say the incident, which was reported at 4:02pm, involves a lorry parked on the hard shoulder of the southbound carriageway, just past junction 49. The fire occurred in the trailer of the lorry which is causing smoke to blow over both carriageways.

Motorists are being advised to avoid the area while emergency services deal with the incident. Diversions are in place.


ROADS: A1 (M) closed in both directions at Boroughbridge

The A1 is currently closed near Boroughbridge following a collision, and police are urging drivers to avoid the area.

The road is closed in both directions between junctions 47 and 48 near Boroughbridge.

Two heavy goods vehicles were involved in the collision on the northbound carriageway just after 4pm, with one of the lorries spilling out chemicals in the carriageway.

Police are working with the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to find out what chemicals have leaked out onto the road.

It is not know how long the road will remain closed and local diversions are being put in place.

Police release CCTV of boys throwing objects onto A1

Police are appealing for information after a spate of incidents involving young people throwing objects onto the A1M from a motorway bridge.

CCTV captured two men stood on the bridge at Coxhoe over the motorway throwing various items over the bridge onto passing cars. Objects included a bag of cement and stones. This particular CCTV footage was from November 13th.

Since September of this year there have been a number of similar incidents - one of which resulted in the driver of an HGV being taken to hospital with glass in his eyes.

Police believe that it is only a matter of time before someone is seriously injured if those responsible are not caught.

The first man that the police are looking for are is 5 foot 10, of skinny build, around 16 years of age and wearing a grey hoody top and jeans.

The second man that the police are trying to track down is 5 foot 2, also of slim build and younger than the other male. He was also wearing a hoody top and jeans. The second male has a small whippet type dog on a lead.

Police believe that these two people may be responsible for other incidents that have happened in the area.

If anyone with any information could please contact DC 157 Steve Gothard at Durham City CID on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


Driver 'hit tree' in A1 collision

Sergeant John Lumbard, from North Yorkshire Police said: "We were called just after six o'clock to a traffic accident on the A1. It's a serious accident. A car has left the road and gone into a tree.

"At the moment it's very early stages of the investigation. But we do believe the weather conditions have played a significant part in what's happened."

Woman hurt in A1 North Yorkshire crash

Crash happened on the A1(M) south of Catterick

A woman has been seriously injured in a collision on the A1(M) in North Yorkshire.

It's believed to have happened just after 5:30am this morning, when the 27-year-old's Peugeot aquaplaned and overturned just south of Catterick.

As a result, the southbound carriageway has been closed between Catterick Airfield and Killerby Hall . It's expected to re-open in the next half hour

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