Driver injured in crash which closed A1 between Grantham and Colsterworth for five hours

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A driver has been taken to hospital following a crash involving two cars on the A1 southbound at about 5pm this evening.

The accident happened near Colsterworth and was attended by fire crews from Grantham, Corby Glen, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire who used cutting equipment to release the injured driver from his vehicle. Firefighters made the car safe.

Diversions have been in progress along the A607 and A606. Police said they hoped to re-open the A1 by 10pm.