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UPDATE: A1 reopens after crash in North Yorkshire

The A1(M) northbound between junction 48 at Boroughbridge and junction 49 at Dishforth has now reopened, following a serious collision.

The crash, involving two HGVs, happened around 5am this morning. Emergency services have been working at the scene, forcing them to close the road throughout the morning.

There is still around 5 to 6 miles of stationary traffic northbound towards J48, which may take some time to disperse.

UPDATE: Northbound to remain closed until further notice

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The A1(M) northbound between junction 48 at Boroughbridge and junction 49 at Dishforth will remain closed until further notice.

Police are expecting to open lane 3 of the carriageway before midday, to allow trapped traffic to disperse. However, motorists are still advised to avoid the area.

Emergency services are working at the scene.

Those currently travelling northbound are advised to leave at junction 46 and use the diversion on to the A168, to rejoin the A1(M) at junction 49.

Motorists caught in traffic are urged to remain in their vehicles and stay clear of the hard shoulder at all times.

This is for their own safety, and that of the emergency services.

A1 Northbound closed in North Yorkshire

The A1(M) northbound is currently closed between junction 48 (Boroughbridge) and junction 49 (Dishforth) due to a serious collision.

Police were called to reports of a collision involving two HGVs at about 5am.

Emergency services are working at the scene. The road is expected to remain closed for some time.

Drivers are urged to avoid the area and use alternative routes, allowing extra time for their journeys.

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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.

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