Reports of one lane blocked due to broken down vehicle on A1 Western Bypass Northbound from A1(M) J65 / A194M / A1231 / B1288 Birtley to A167 Durham Road / A6127 Newcastle Bank / B1296 Long Bank (Bowes Incline Angel Of The North)
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