Traffic chaos for drivers on the A19 and A1 after crashes on both roads

November 29, 2017 9:16 AM

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Traffic is backed up towards the A689 and the A179 junction in Elwick.

A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police said the force received a report of a crash at 7.40am.

“There were two cars reported to be on the central reservation after a damage only crash,” the spokeswoman said.

Also the A1 southbound carriageway is closed between J56 and J53, near Scotch Corner, while emergency services deal with an incident.

The smash involved a HGV which had caused a large spillage and significant barrier damage just before 6am.

Fire crews from Richmond and Colburn attended this incident at around 5.37am and removed a door from a HGV allowing the driver to walk free after it collided with the highways barrier.

Also read: Queuing traffic on M2 after crash near Junction 7 for Brenley Corner

Source: gazettelive.co.uk

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