A CAR which was flipped on to its side on the A1 near Darlington has now been cleared after it partially blocked the road.

Police were called out  to a two-vehicle collision on the A1M southbound, just after 7.05am this morning.

The Renault Clio is said to have crashed with a wagon just before the junction with the A167, junction 59 between Newton Aycliffe and Darllington, and knocked it onto its side.

One lane was closed to allow for recovery of the vehicles, but was reopened at around 9.30am.