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ROADS: A1 (WESTERN BYPASS), BLAYDON, TYNE AND WEAR

The A1 (Western Bypass) is closed in both directions - slow traffic due to an accident between the B6317 (Swalwell Turn Off) and the A694 / A69 (Blaydon / Consett Turn Off).

The road is expected to be closed for some time.

Diversion: Southbound via solid square signs, Northbound using local routes.