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Minor delays are possible on the A19 southbound exit slip to the A1046, due to a broken down vehicle closing one lane.
Normal traffic conditions are expected from around 9:30 am.
Motorists are being advised that there has been a collision on the Coast Road at Wallsend. Delays are expected.
The news that average rail fares could increase by around 3.5% next year sparked anger but also understanding among passengers in the region. Unions claim costs are rising too quickly for people, while the government says extra money is used to improve services.
Mickey Thompson, from the RMT Union, claims that a rise in rail fares would be unjust to passengers:
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.
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.
Passengers on the Tyne and Wear Metro are facing severe delays due to a technical problem.
The routes affected are between Haymarket and South Shields and between Haymarket and South Hylton.
The A19 southbound is closed after a crash involving three vehicles.
Traffic is queueing after the accident between A690 Durham Road / B1286 City Way (Herrington Interchange) and B1404 Seaton Lane.
The A1 Western Bypass Northbound is blocked and there is queueing traffic because of an accident at A692 Lobley Hill Road, B601 Lobley Hill Road. There is congestion to A1(M) J65, A194m, A1231, B1288 Birtley. Travel time is estimated to be around 20 minutes.