EMERGENCY services investigating a serious collision that's closed the A1(M) between junctions 62 and 63 have confirmed that three people have been rushed to hospital. 

The incident, which is believed to have happened this morning between the junctions for Carrville and Chester-le-Street, occurred at around 7.20am and reportedly involved "multi-vehicles".

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Two ambulances, a fire engine and several police cars were joined by two crews from the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART). Several of the emrgency teams still remain in place, and are currently investigating the factors of the crash.

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A closure notice is still in place between the junctions of the A1(M) - which has seen a five mile tailback of other motorists stuck in traffic.

The North East Ambulance Service has confirmed that three people were injured in the crash, and were rushed to hospital.

It's believed that one motorist had serious injuries and was taken to Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, while two others with less serious injuries were transported to the University Hospital of North Durham.

The Northern Echo: A five mile tailback on the A-road has been seen in the aftermath of the collision.A five mile tailback on the A-road has been seen in the aftermath of the collision.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the ambulance service said: "We were called to reports of a multi-vehicle road traffic collision on the A690/A1 northbound around the Durham area at 7.21am this morning.

"We dispatched two ambulance crews and two crews from our Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and transported two patients to University Hospital of North Durham and one patient was transported to the Royal Victoria Infirmary."

A spokesperson for Durham Constabulary added: "Police were called to a three vehicle collision on the A1M junction 62 at around 7.20am this morning (December 10). Officers were joined by fire and ambulance at the scene. One of the drivers has been taken to hospital with serious injuries."

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