A1(M) reopens northbound after flooding

The A1(M) northbound has reopened after being closed due to flooding.

The route was shut between the Catterick and Scotch Corner junctions.

The closure caused congestion in the Catterick Village and Catterick Bridge areas as motorists found alternative routes north.

Heavy rain from Storm Gerrit has caused challenging driving conditions across the area, with the River Ure flooding Brunt Acres Road near Hawes.

 

Diversion route for A1(M) closure:

Road users are advised to follow the route marked by the solid triangle diversion symbol on local road signs
  • Exit the A1(M) motorway using the Junction 52 off-slip.
  • At the roundabout take the first exit onto the A6055 (signed ‘Brompton-on-Swale, A6055, Colburn, Catterick Garrison, Richmond, (A6136)’).
  • Proceed along the A6055 for approximately 660 yards, to the T-junction with the A6136.
  • Turn right to stay on the A6055 (signed ‘Brompton-on-Swale, A6055, Catterick Racecourse’).
  • Proceed along the A6055 for approximately 1.5 miles to the next T-junction (also with the A6136).
  • At the T-junction turn left to stay on the A6055 (signed ‘Brompton-on-Swale, A6055’).
  • Proceed along the A6055 for approximately 600 yards to the signalised crossroads.
  • Continue ahead on the A6055 for approximately 34 mile to the next roundabout.
  • At the roundabout take the first exit to remain on the A6055 (signed ‘Scotch Corner, Middleton Tyas, Skeeby, A6055’).
  • Proceed along this road for approximately 2.5 miles to the next roundabout with the A6108.
  • At the roundabout take the second exit onto the A6055 (signed ‘(A1(M)), (A66), Scotch Corner, A6055’.
  • Proceed along this road for approximately 750 yards to the Scotch Corner junction.
  • At the roundabout take the second (main) exit onto the A66 (signed ‘(A1(M)), Newcastle, Barton, Darlington, A66, (A6055)’).
  • Proceed along this road for approximately 300 yards to the next roundabout.
  • At the roundabout take the second exit onto the A1 slip road (signed ‘Newcastle, Darlington, (A66(M)(E)), A1(M)’) and rejoin the A1(M

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.