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One lane of A1 in County Durham to remain closed following lorry fire

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Motorists using the A1 are being warned they could face delays during the rush hour on Thursday morning following a lorry fire near Chester-le-Street.

The fire started on Wednesday evening close to junction 63 on the southbound carriageway.

It is not known how the fire started, but it has since been put out by the fire service.

Drivers will be able to use the second lane of the southbound stretch of the A1, but lane one and the hard shoulder will remain closed between junctions 63 and 62 so that the damage to the road surface from the fire can be assessed.

Durham Police are warning commuters to plan ahead if they need to use that stretch of road on Thursday morning.

Further to the report of a vehicle on fire on A1M southbound between junctions 63 & 62, the vehicle will remain in situ until tomorrow morning, resulting in the hard shoulder & lane one remaining closed, due to damage to the road surface.

Lane 2 is now reopen. Delays are expected tomorrow during commuter times. Please allow extra time for your journey or seek alternative route."

– Statement from Durham Constabulary


No service on Tyne and Wear Metro due to power failure

Tyne and Wear Metro Credit: NEXUS

A power failure on the Tyne and Wear Metro has resulted in there being no services running.

There is a power supply issue at the depot.

Passengers are advised to find an alternative way to travel.


Traffic and Travel: A19 Northbound blocked after crash involving two cars and a lorry

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  • A19 Crathorne

The A19 Northbound in County Durham is blocked.

There is stationary traffic after a multi-vehicle crash involving two cars and a lorry.

There is debris on the road between A67 at Crathorne and A174 Parkway near Thornaby-on-Tees.

Closed since 7AM on the main Thirsk to Middlesbrough road. There is also a Southbound lane closure.

As a result there is heavy congestion on surrounding roads around Yarm and High Leven.

Ongoing until lunchtime at least.


A19 Northbound closed, stationary traffic due to accident, two cars and a lorry involved between A67 (Crathorne) and A174 / A174 Parkway (Thornaby-on-Tees).Closed since around 07:00 Source:Highways, INRIX Speed Sensors, Caller Brian, Police. Diversion - Follow the hollow triangle symbol via the A67.

  • A184 Gateshead

Slow moving traffic A184 Westbound at A194 Leam Lane / A194(M) on Newcastle road near White Mare Pool Roundabout.

This is due to roadworks in the area.

  • A19 Jarrow

Queueing traffic on A19 Northbound at the Tyne Tunnel.

Traffic and travel: 4 car pile up partially blocking A19 at Seaton Burn and delays on Wessington Way

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  • A19 Seaton Burn

A19 Westbound at Seaton Burn is partially blocked.

Driver can expect heavy traffic after a crash involving 4 vehicles after A1068 Fisher Lane near the Seaton Burn Roundabout.

Police are at the scene.

  • B6302 Broom Lane

Broom Lane in Durham is closed in both directions.

It is after a serious crash between A690 Neville's Cross and Valley View.

  • A690 Leazes Road

Slow moving traffic on the A690 Leazes Road at the A691 Framwellgate Peth.

Traffic is slow around The Gates roundabout.

  • A1231 Wessington Way

A1231 Wessington Way in Sunderland is partially blocked due to a crash involving a lorry and a car.

It happened on the roundabout at Dene Road near Colima Avenue and Castellian Road.

Traffic appears to be slow moving but coping well.

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