THE A1(M) has reopened following a four vehicle crash between Durham and Bowburn.

The accident happened at about 3.55pm on the southbound carriageway between junction 62 and 61.

A police spokesperson said it is not believed there have been serious injuries but the road was closed while vehicles are recovered.

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It later reopened with reports of 'slow traffic' for some time.

A spokeswoman for North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) said: "We dispatched a rapid response paramedic and one ambulance crew."