One lane closed and slow traffic due to broken down vehicle on A1 Southbound near A197 (Morpeth south turn off)
Lane one of two is closed, north of the Stannington Service Station.
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Ellis Short hopes to hold formal discussions with over the next 48 hours as he attempts to identify Dick Advocaat's replacement.
The company that own Harden Quarry has confirmed the death of one of their contractors at a site in Northumberland.
Later a candlelit vigil is due to be held at St Andrew's Roman Catholic Church in Eston for those who have lost their jobs.