Road closed and queueing traffic due to a serious accident on the A1 southbound between A1068 (Alnwick) and A192.
The road was closed at 11:30 this morning following an accident on the entry slip road from the A697.
Traffic travelling south on the A697 is being turned around at Heighley Gate.
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