BOTH lanes of the A1(M) are now open after an earlier incident that saw a collision and oil spill close one lane of the southbound carriageway.

This morning’s incident, which occurred at around 8.15am, led to lane one of the A1(M) southbound near to junction 62 (Carrville) closing, as well as a five-mile tailback of traffic.

The road network was closed for around three hours to deal with the clear-up associated with both incidents – but Highways England have confirmed in the last five minutes that the A1(M) is now full open.

Read more: One lane on the A1(M) closed due to collision and oil spill

Following the closure, the agency has warned drivers travelling on the stretch of road to expect delays, with a 2.5 mile traffic queue still waiting at junction 62 (Carrville).

In a statement, Highways England said: “All lanes are now open on the A1M southbound within J62 (Carrville, Durham) following an earlier collision and spillage. There is 2.5 miles of congestion following this incident so please allow time for these delays to clear.”

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