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A1 accident causing delays

The A167 onslip on the A1 southbound is currently closed due to an accident.

The southbound carriageway is passable but there are delays.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.

One woman was injured in the collision has been taken to hospital for treatment.

Northumberland road closed after level crossing failed

Police have closed a road in Belford, Northumberland, after the level crossing failed.

Officer were called at 8.45am to reports that the barriers are currently stuck in the down position.

Network Rail are at the scene repairing the barriers and have advised this may take most of the day. The road is closed from the A1 Cragmill Road towards Wareham Mill while the repairs take place. Drivers should use the B1342.

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East Coast lifts ticket restrictions and advises early travel

East Coast trains has lifted all ticket restrictions for this evening as another storm closes in.

The train operator is advising passengers to travel as early as possible as forecasters predict wind speeds of up to 70 miles per hour across the North East.

We have been closely monitoring weather conditions and taking advice from the Met Office throughout the day.

Our advice to all customers is to complete journeys as early as possible this evening, to check before setting out, and to allow extra time to make your journey.

– East Coast spokesman
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