A1 closed after accident

The southbound A1 is closed.
The southbound A1 is closed.

A stretch of the A1 is closed and there are long queues of traffic after an accident this morning.

The southbound carriageway at the junction with the A167 Gosforth is closed due to an overturned vehicle.

Highways England said the road is expected to be opened at about 12.15pm, with traffic likely to return to normal an hour later.