The A69 is closed both ways because of a crash involving two vehicles between A6079 Rotary Way (Bridge End Roundabout) and A68 / B6529 Stagshaw Road (Stagshaw Roundabout).
The A69 East bound is closed and diversions are in place east of the Bridge End roundabout, Hexham. Likely to remain closed for some time.
National Rail has announced there will be no trains between Hexham and Carlisle for the rest of the day due to a signalling problem.
Replacement bus services are in place.
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The A69 east-bound at Hexham has reopened tonight (21.00 hours 28 September) after an overturned lorry was removed from the scene.
The A69 at Hexham will close after this evening’s rush hour to allow a HGV which overturned earlier today to be recovered.
Currently one of two lanes is closed following an incident at Bridge End roundabout which happened at around 2.30pm. The lane will remain closed during this evening’s rush hour.
Highways England say the complex recovery of the HGV will start at 6.30pm and will require the HGV to be put back upright before it can be recovered. Some of the safety fence was also damaged in the incident and will need to be repaired.
Authorities say the road will reopen as soon as the recovery has taken place and it is safe to do so.
Traffic will be diverted via the A6079, the B6318 and the A68 to rejoin the A69 at Stagshaw. Clearly signed diversions will be in place.
There's queueing traffic in Hexham after a four-vehicle collision on the A69.
The A69 is closed both ways between the B6531 and the A686. There is a diversion in place via Acom Road Ends and Military Road.
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A main route into Hexham, Northumberland, has re-opened this morning - following the completion of repair work the town's Railway Bridge.
Hexham Railway Bridge closed for six weeks on Monday June 6 to allow Network Rail to undertake essential maintenance work.
The closure meant the A6079 - the main route in and out of the town - was also closed for the duration of the works.
Northern Gas Networks also replaced a gas main and Northumberland County Council took advantage of the closure to carry out resurfacing work.
The re-opening of the bridge will come as a relief for many traders in Hexham, who feared that the temporary closure would hit business hard.