More A1 misery for drivers near Gateshead

There is more frustration for motorists using the A1 with bridge repairs causing huge tailbacks.

One lane of the A1 will continue to be closed going north for the rest of the week while work is carried out on the Blaydon Haugh Viaduct.

It comes just three weeks after major roadworks on the western bypass came to an end after taking two years to complete.

Staff at this office in Gateshead say they are frustrated: