A66 reopens following crash

Date: Monday 7th January 2019

A 13-MILE stretch of the A66 from Brough eastwards to Bowes — which was shut for more than eight hours after a crash — has now reopened.

The driver of an HGV lost control while travelling westbound along the road and collided with the central reservation just past Bowes at around 5-40am this morning.

Lanes are now open to traffic in both directions, but the inner lane of the dual carriageway section near Bowes will remain shut for the next few days while work is undertaken to reinstate the central reservation barrier.

Durham police have confirmed one vehicle was involved, but reported no injuries from the collision.

Cumbria Constabulary has been acting in support and North West Ambulance Service paramedics also briefly attended.

Officers remained on the scene until the road was reopened between the A685 junction at Brough and the A67 junction near Bowes and Barnard Castle, while “complex recovery work” was taking place.