Queueing traffic due to earlier accident on A1 Western Bypass Northbound between Kingston Park Road and A1056 / B1318 Great North Road (Gosforth Park / Great North Road Junction), congestion to A696 / A167 Ponteland Road / B6918 Ponteland Road (Kenton Bar Roundabout).
All lanes have been re-opened.
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