A1(M) closed after HGV crashes into central reservation near Catterick junction

Photo: Highways England.

The  A1(M) remains closed in both directions after a HGV crashed into the central reservation.

The incident occurred this morning at around 7am on the southbound carriageway near the Catterick 52 junction.

Nobody was injured in the crash.

Highways England said at around 5pm this evening that road would stay closed into the evening.

A spokesperson said: The closure on the A1M between J51 LeemingBar to Catterick is expected to remain in place into the evening.

“Both vehicles have been recovered, however clear-up and resurfacing work is expected to last throughout tonight and into Saturday 11 February.”

Photos from the scene appear to show that a lorry transporting another large vehicle has crashed into the central reservation.

The vehicle being carried has then overturned.

A spokesperson for Richmond Fire Station said earlier: “We are currently in attendance to this incident on the A1 south bound, junction 52.

“All persons are accounted for. Both carriageways will be closed for some considerable amount of time.”

North Yorkshire Police said diversions were in place while the emergency services worked at the scene.

Road users are advised to follow the hollow circle diversion symbol on northbound road signs:

  • Exit the A1M at J51 and take the A6055
  • Continue for approx. 6 miles on the A6055
  • Rejoin the A1M at J52

Road users are advised to follow the solid square diversion symbol on southbound road signs:

  • Follow the above route, but in reverse

If this closure impacts on your planned route, please allow extra journey time. Plan ahead, you may wish to re-route or even delay your journey.

Further information is available from National Highways by visiting our  www.trafficengland.com website and travel apps, or via our regional twitter feed. Our 24/7 contact centre team is also available to provide up to the minute information on 0300 123 5000.

Motorists have been urged to avoid the route if they can.

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  1. well lets hope that north yorkshire police investigate properly,far too many hgv accidents that are not investigated properly

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