Reports of slow traffic due to broken down vehicle on A1 Western Bypass Northbound between A184 (Dunston Interchange) and A694 / A69 (Blaydon / Consett Turn Off).
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They say local churches have already responded and will continue to pray, offer pastoral care and assist those affected.