A SECTION of the A69 has been closed by police following a crash on the Haydon Bridge bypass.

Emergency services are currently at the scene of the three-vehicle collision, which was reported at 7.25am.

Police say two of the drivers have been taken to hospital with serious injuries. One of the patients was airlifted by the Great North Air Ambulance Service.   

Traffic is being diverted through the village but local residents have reported long tailbacks on Ratcliffe Road. 

Highways England is advising motorists travelling between Greenhead and Acomb to use the Military Road.

Police, fire and ambulance crews remain at the scene.