Crash causes traffic chaos on the A1 near Chester le Street

Two vehicles crashed on the A1 near Chester le Street in County Durham during rush hour this evening (Thursday, June 23).

One of the vehicles, a large white van, ended up on its side across the central reservation and shed its load of boxes.

Where did it happen?

Between junctions 63 and 64, on a stretch of the A1 between Chester le Street and Birtley.

It happened at around 5pm.

Was anyone hurt?

Durham Police confirmed that one man was taken to hospital.

Thankfully his injuries were described by Durham Roads Policing officers as being minor.

How was traffic affected?

The crash led to two lane closures of the A1 northbound and one lane was closed southbound between junctions 63 and 64.

At its worst there were tailbacks of around five miles long with traffic at a standstill.

It was taking motorists around 40 minutes to pass the affected area.

The traffic problems were likely exacerbated by a separate incident further north which saw one lane closed on the A1 (M) southbound at J65 Western Bypass (Birtley) due to a broken down vehicle.

Traffic coming in and out of Newcastle was affected.

Congestion continued for several hours after the crash as the long tailbacks took time to clear.

One northbound lane remails closed tonight for emergency barrier repairs but traffic is flowing normally.

Keep up to date with all the latest news on our website, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

You can also follow our dedicated County Durham Facebook page for all the latest in the area by clicking here.

For all the top news updates from right across the region straight to your inbox, sign up to our newsletter here.

Have you got a story for us? Contact our newsdesk on [email protected] or contact 01325 505054

Source link


Here’s Gmail With Its New Material You Design

Gmail on desktop picked up a big refresh earlier in the year when Google changed the layout some to better integrate Chat, Meet, and Spaces. The new layout made it easy for users to quickly switch between each app from the same page, without having to open new tabs to carry on conversations, answer an […]

Read More

Trump did not care that 6 January rioters were armed, ex-White House aide testifies

US President Donald Trump arrives to speak to supporters from The Ellipse near the White House on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP via Getty Images A former White House aid aid that Donald Trump knew that rioters were heavily armed and encouraged security to let them pass anyway. Cassidy Hutchinson […]

Read More

Наёмников ликвидируют из-за шока от информации, которую они дают

Quiz has a lot of interesting stories in the Czech Republic and Лисичанске. If this is the case, then it should be sent to you, but it will not be possible. Pool Андрей Кошкин For example, Ukraine Ukraine has been a source of inspiration. From the very beginning, when the word was published in the […]

Read More