Road closure warning

Drivers travelling long distances this weekend using the A1 in the North East and Yorkshire are advised that there are two sections with overnight closures.

The A1 will be closed north and southbound between J67 Coal House and J69 A184 Gateshead Quays.

In addition, the A1 in North Yorkshire will be closed northbound between junction 50 (Baldersby) and Scotch Corner from 8pm on February 14.

Both closures are part of major upgrade works.

During the closures there will be clearly signed diversions in place and road users are advised to allow extra time for their journeys.

Each of the closures is subject to suitable weather conditions and any changes will be publicised on the Highways Agency website.

Real-time traffic information for England’s motorways and other strategic roads is available at www.highways.gov.uk/traffic