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Severe delays on the A1

There are reported to be severe delays and queueing traffic on the A1.

It's affecting traffic southbound between the A1(M, Scotch Corner) and A66 / A6108 / Middleton Tyas Lane (Scotch Corner, Middleton Tyas) with congestion on the A1(M) to J58 A68 (Burtree).

It's due to roadworks.

People there are reporting waiting times of up to an hour to get through.

A1 closed Northbound at Morpeth due to serious accident

The A1 Northbound is closed due to serious accident between A197 (Morpeth South Turn Off) and A192 (Morpeth North Turn Off).

There is a diversion in place.

It will take you via Morpeth to rejoin at the Northgate Hospital

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A1 petition goes to Downing Street

A Berwick man whose son died when his car crashed on the A1 almost exactly a year ago has handed in a petition to Downing Street.

Alexander Gibson wants the road made into a dual carriageway between Morpeth and Berwick but it's a campaign which has been waged for decades.