Firefighters called to accident on A1(M) near Scotch Corner

Two lanes of the A1(M) northbound were closed this morning near Scotch Corner following an accident.

The collision occurred just after 4am.

Firefighters from Richmond and Colburn, together with colleagues from Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service, attended the scene after reports people may be trapped in their vehicles.

However, the crews arrived to find the motorists had been able to get out on their own accord.

The lane closures have since been removed.