A major North East route has been blocked after a tractor tipped over - blocking traffic for over three miles and sparking a large emergency response. 

Emergency services attended the A69 in Hexham at around 7.45am, following reports of a two-vehicle collision westbound from A68 (Stagshaw Roundabout) to A6079 (Bridge End Roundabout).

After arriving on the scene, it's reported that a tractor has tipped on its side and is blocking both lanes of the carriageway, while police and ambulances can be seen on the A69.

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A spokesperson for Northumbria Police said: "At 7.17am today (Wednesday) we received a report of a two-vehicle, involving a crane and a car, on the A69 westbound just before Hexham.

"Officers are currently in attendance and no one is believed to have suffered any serious injuries.

"One lane is blocked and traffic is being diverted away from the scene."

A North East Ambulance Service spokesperson added: "We were called to reports of a road traffic collision on the A69 at 7.11am this morning.

"We dispatched one ambulance crew, who assessed and discharged one patient on scene."

Images of both the congestion and the crane blocking the road have circulated online - with a congestion tailback of three miles building. 

Highways North East have advised motorists to avoid the area.