Slow traffic and road closed due to snow and recovery work on A1068 Fisher Lane Southbound between A1172 (Aerodrome Corner) and A1 / A19 / B1318 Front Street (Seaton Burn Roundabout).
Police directing traffic.
The road was only partially blocked by the accident involving four vehicles but is now closed heading between Seaton Burn and Nelson Village.
It may not open when recovery have left the scene because the snow is also a problem.
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