Reports of accident on A1(M) Southbound from J63 A167 / A183 (Chester-le-Street) to J62 A690 (Carrville)
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Heavy rain expected, also some snow in the forecast
Often very windy, especially as we head into Sunday, with rain or showers. Met Office 'Be Aware' warnings have been issued
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