One person has been taken to hospital after four ambulances attended a crash on the A1(M) on Tuesday (November 7) morning as a car ended up on its roof. 

Emergency services attended the northbound carriageway major A-road at around 7am between Chester Le Street and Durham services, following reports of a vehicle collision. 

During the incident, one lane of the A1(M) was closed for around an hour and a half and traffic was queued for around ten miles while police and ambulance crews tended to the casualties. 

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It's been confirmed by the North East Ambulance Service that one person has been taken to hospital, but the condition of the person is not yet known. 

A North East Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called to reports of a road traffic collision on the A1 northbound between Durham services and Chester Le Street shortly before 7am this morning (November 7).

"We dispatched one ambulance crew, a clinical team leader and two crews from our Hazardous Area Response Team, and transported one patient to University Hospital North Durham."

Durham Police has been contacted for a statement.