Part of the A66 closed in County Durham after lorry overturns and lands in field

Part of the A66 in County Durham is closed after a lorry overturned and ended up in a field.

Emergency companies together with North Yorkshire Police and Highways England visitors officers are on scene as “advanced restoration works” happen on Monday night.

The A66 is at the moment closed eastbound between the A67 in County Durham and the A1M (J53) Scotch Corner.

A diversion is in place till the lorry will be recovered from the field.

A spokesperson for Highways England mentioned: “Non-heavy good automobiles heading eastbound ought to exit the A66 at Bowes and take the A67 till Barnard Castle. Cross the River Tees and proceed by the city and at the outskirts of Barnard Castle, proceed alongside the A67 by turning proper at the fork.

“Continue on the A67 for 13 miles, passing by Winston till arriving at Darlington.

“At the Coniscliffe Road A67/B6280 roundabout, visitors will then be segregated north or south relying on journey. Northbound visitors shall be directed left, onto the B6280 following indicators for the A1(M) north till reaching the A1(M) at J58 (Burtree).

“Southbound visitors shall be directed proper, following indicators for A1(M) south and persevering with alongside the A67 to Blackwell. Join the A66 and then proceed to hitch the A1(M) south at Scotch Corner.

“Please word this route isn’t appropriate for heavy items automobiles as there’s a 7.5 tonne weight restrict at the bridge over the River Tees at Barnard Castle.”



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