A man has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries following a crash involving six vehicles on the A1 at Newark.
Firefighters rescued the man who was trapped in the wreckage before he was flown to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.
The southbound carriageway has reopened but the northbound carriageway is not expected to open until about 8pm.
Police are appealing for witnesses and information and investigating the circumstances of the crash which happened at about 7.55am on the northbound carriageway.
Two lorries were among the vehicles involved.
Officers are appealing for any eyewitnesses to the collision to get in contact as well as anyone who was travelling on the A1 southbound at the time who happened to have a dashcam that captured the crash.
Anyone with any information which may assist is urged to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 137 of March 9.
A spokesperson for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance said: “At 8am this morning the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance was deployed to a major, multi vehicle, road traffic collision on the A1 at Newark.
“Our highly-skilled Ambucopter crew worked alongside other emergency services at the scene for nearly five hours in what was a challenging incident.
“They airlifted one patient to Queen’s Medical Centre at Nottingham and returned to base at 1.30pm.
“This is the fifth RTC the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance has been deployed to so far this week.”