Warning as police ‘escort abnormal’ load through the North East

POLICE will be escorting an abnormal load through the region later this morning.

The load will travel along Shields Road, north of the Tyne, to the A19, then down to the A1 southbound, passed the MetroCentre, off at the A184 Askew Road before going back onto the A1 southbound just after the Angel of the North.

Motorists are advised their may be delays and if possible find an altnerative route.