A major road has re-opened after police finished their investigation of a collision of two vehicles.

Police remained on the scene of a road collision that occurred between a lorry and a car on the A69 eastbound near Haydon Bridge before 3:40pm on today (Friday 18, March).   

Roads in both directions of B6319 and the A686 were both closed and drivers were urged to use other local routes in Haydon Bridge.

The incident left two people transported to the RVI in Newcastle.

In the latest National Highway tweet it said : "[The police] have completed their investigation work on the #A69 at#HaydonBridge following an earlier serious collision. "The vehicles involved have been recovered and the road has been reopened in both directions.

"There are residual delays of less than 15 minutes in the area."

Speaking about the incident, a Force spokesperson said: “Shortly before 3.40pm today police received a report of a collision between a lorry and a car on the A69 eastbound near Haydon Bridge.

“Officers and emergency services are currently in attendance and the two occupants of the car are receiving medical treatment.

“The eastbound carriage is currently blocked and a diversion in place for those travelling westbound.

“Vehicles are asked to avoid the area at this time to help with congestion.”

A North East Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called to reports of a road traffic collision on the A69 in Haydon Bridge at 3.38pm this afternoon.

"Two people have been transported to the RVI."