Commuters warned A1 closed in both directions around Newark, and likely to remain so, after multi-vehicle crash

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Commuters from Sleaford hoping to head north on the A1 today (Thursday) are being warned the road is closed in both directions and is likely to remain so for several hours.

Two lorries, a van and several other vehicles have collided and closed the A1 both ways between Beckingham Road and the A46 outside Newark.

The crash, reported around 8.30am on Nottinghamshire police social media, happened on the northbound side, but one of the lorries has overturned across the central reservation.

The Lincs and Notts air ambulance has also been on the scene.

Police have said the road is likely to remain closed for many hours causing long delays for commuters on one of our region’s arterial routes.

A detour in is operation via Beckingham Road through Coddington, and the A17 towards Newark Showground.