Emergency services at accident on A1

Photo: Durham Constabulary.

The emergency services dealt with an overturned vehicle on the A1 this evening.

Police, fire crews and ambulances attended the scene of the collision north of Scotch Corner on the southbound carriageway near the Darlington spur road.

The Great North Air Ambulance was also sent to the incident.

The accident caused long tailbacks and police urged motorists to avoid the area if possible.

It is understood nobody was seriously injured.