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Two critical after A66 smash

Two serious hurt in crash on A66 Credit: GNAAS

An elderly couple are in a serious condition in hospital after two vehicles were involved in a crash on the A66.

The accident happened at Small Ways in County Durham around 12:45pm this afternoon.

The two elderly people were flown by air ambulance to the James Cook University hospital in Middlesborough with multiple injuries.

The two people in the other vehicle were taken to a hospital in Darlington.

The road has been closed for several hours.

Pensioner who died in A66 collision named

The woman died at the scene. Credit: ITV Border

Police have named the woman who died in a road accident on the A66, on 16 June.

Fiona Stewart, 72, of Springbank Way, Uppingham, died at the scene of the collision.

It happened at around 4:50pm, near Warcop.

The crash involved a green Ford Focus, grey BMW, and grey Renault Megan.

A 55 year old man was flown by air ambulance to James Cook Hospital in Middlesborough, having sustained minor injuries.

The third driver, a 41-year-old man, did not sustain any injuries.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them on 101 and ask to speak to PC 665 Richard Bowman.

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A66 roadworks delayed

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Work that was planned to start on the A66 today has been delayed until next week.

Drivers had been warned to allow an extra ten minutes for journeys as work to reduce flooding incidents along the section east of Keswick began.

But the roadworks, which will be in place just east of Briery Interchange with the A591, are now planned to start next Monday.

Traffic warning on A66

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Drivers have been warned to allow an extra ten minutes for journeys on the A66 as work to reduce flooding incidents along the section east of Keswick gets underway.

The £31,000 Highways England repairs are expected to last until Sunday 13 June.

The roadworks, just east of Briery Interchange with the A591, will focus on replacing damaged pipes and filters in the verge of the westbound carriageway.

Temporary traffic lights will be in operation at off-peak times between 9.30am and 3.30pm each day for the duration of the work and on occasion the lights will be in place around the clock.

A 40mph speed limit past the road works will also be in place.

Increased traffic is also expected as people travel to Appebly Horse Fair on the week that it begins.

Work to reduce A66 flooding

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Work to reduce flooding incidents along a section of the A66 east of Keswick in Cumbria is set to get underway next week.

The £31,000 Highways England repairs are expected to last until Sunday 13 June.

The roadworks, just east of Briery Interchange with the A591, will focus on replacing damaged pipes and filters in the verge of the westbound carriageway.

Temporary traffic lights will be in operation at off-peak times between 9.30am and 3.30pm each day for the duration of the work and on occasion the lights will be in place around the clock.

A 40mph speed limit past the road works will also be in place.

Drivers should allow an extra ten minutes for journeys.

Serious crash closes A66 between M6 and Brough

The A66 is closed between the M6 and Brough due to a serious accident at Crackenthorpe.

Police were called to the scene at around 5.10pm after a two vehicle collision.

The road is closed and motorists are asked to avoid the area and use alternative routes.

The road is expected to be closed for several hours for accident investigation work.

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Woman airlifted to hospital after A66 collision

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A 23-year-old woman has been airlifted to hospital, after a collision on the A66 Eastbound, between Penruddock and Stainton.

A section of the road was closed after the accident, at around 8am this morning, but has now been re-opened.

The woman, from near Armathwaite, had been driving a blue Peugeot 206.

She is being treated at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, in Newcastle, with serious injuries.

Work on A66 to improve cycle and foot path

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A two week Highways England project aiming to prevent abuse of a cycle and foot path in Cumbria began on Monday.

Work is taking place along the A66 between Brigham and Cockermouth.

A new gate is being installed at the entry to the footpath between Fitz roundabout and Lamplugh roundabout.

It is hoped the gate will stop motorised vehicles such as motorcycles from using the footpath, which will make it safer for cyclists and pedestrians.

Delays on A66

There are currently traffic delays on the A66 Skirsgill Roundabout at Penrith, near Junction 40.

This is due to a lorry which has lost part of its load on the eastbound carriageway.

The road is not fully blocked, however delays are to be expected in the area.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area and seek alternative routes.

Weather causes tough driving conditions

The weather continues to cause problems, with snowfall creating tough driving conditions.

This was the scene on the A66, near Threlkeld, this morning. No one was injured.

No one was injured in the incident on the A66 this morning. Credit: ITV Border

Police have been asking drivers to take particular care when driving on snow and ice.

Borders Group of Advanced Motorists instructor Bill Allison gave some top tips for driving in the winter, which can be viewed here.

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