THE A69 at Haydon Bridge will be closed for most of Monday morning after a serious crash which saw two drivers taken to hospital.

Police received a report of the collision between two HGVs at 10.25pm on Sunday night.

Emergency services attended the scene where both drivers – aged 47 and 54 – were taken to hospital. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The vehicles involved in the collision were recovered on Monday afternoon, but temporary traffic lights, with a reduced speed limit, were still in place while the road was repaired.

Police are estimating that the road will be closed until midday on Monday.

Traffic sergeant Alan Keenleyside of Northumbria Police said: “This is a very serious collision which saw both drivers taken to hospital.

“We would ask anyone travelling in the area to allow extra time for their journey this morning.

“Local diversions are in place – but there will inevitably be some disruption to traffic.

“The vehicles are yet to be recovered, so we’d like to remind drivers not to be distracted and concentrate on their journey.”

Police are asking anyone who saw what happened in the moments leading up to the collision, particularly passing vehicles with any dash-cam footage, to get in touch so they can determine what has happened.

Anyone with information which could assist the investigation is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 1220 04/11/18 or email the officer in charge at: