A man has been taken to hospital after two cars crashed on the A1.
A silver BMW 330E and a white Mercedes had collided and two lanes had to be closed while the vehicles were recovered.
The driver of the BMW was taken to hospital with what are believed to be minor injuries.
A spokeswoman for the North East Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 9.12am to reports of a road traffic collision on the A1 between Gosforth and Seaton Burn.
"We dispatched a double crewed ambulance and transported one patient to Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital in Cramlington."
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