The A1 is closed northbound between Junction 73 Blaydon Interchange (Blaydon, Consett A694) and Junction 75 Denton Interchange (Hexham A69, City (West) A186) due to a serious crash.

Northumbria Police are at the scene along with National Highways traffic officers.

The police advise that the road will remain closed for a protracted period for a full collision investigation.

The following diversion is available:

Road users in the area are advised to allow additional time for their journeys.

Please visit here for updates and also check the Traffic England website www.trafficengland.com or call the Traffic England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 1235000.

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Here's the diversion that has been put in place...

Serious crash closes A1 northbound between J73 and J75

The A1 is closed northbound in Tyne and Wear between Junction 73 Blaydon Interchange (Blaydon, Consett A694) and Junction 75 Denton Interchange (Hexham A69, City (West) A186) due to a serious crash.

Northumbria Police are at the scene along with National Highways traffic officers.

The police advise that the road will remain closed for a protracted period for a full collision investigation.

Road users in the area are advised to allow additional time for their journeys.