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A1 closure is "extremely embarrassing"

James Ramsbotham from the North East Chamber of Commerce says it is "extremely embarrassing" that the A1 was forced to close for several days as a result of flooding.

Speaking to ITV Tyne Tees, he said businesses in the region have been resourceful in finding alternative ways to trade but the A1 closure would be costly.

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