A CAR has crashed on the A1(M) in County Durham.

The white Peugeot hatchback vehicle collided with the central reservation while heading north at junction 61, for Bowburn at around 2.45pm.

It is not yet known if anyone is injured and emergency services are attending the scene.

A spokesman for Durham Constabulary said: "We received a call just after 2.45pm today reporting a one vehicle collision northbound of the A1 at Bowburn Interchange.

"Emergency services are on scene however it is believed there are no injuries.

"Lanes are currently blocked northbound."