Slow traffic, traffic heavier than normal and delays on A1 Northbound between A1(M) J64 / A195 Washington and A692 Lobley Hill Road / B601 Lobley Hill Road (Lobley Hill Interchange), congestion on A1(M) to J64 A195 (Washington). Travel time is 25 minutes.
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