A motorcyclist has died after hitting the central reservation of the A66 westbound in Middlesbrough. Cleveland Police have confirmed that arider died at the scene. The road was closed between the Hartington Interchange and Newport roundabout.
The family of a cyclist who died after a collision with a lorry on the A66 last week have paid tribute to a "devoted family man" who "will be sorely missed."
Sean Ruff was 61-years-old and from Cleadon village near Sunderland.
– Statement from family of Sean Ruff
“Sean was a devoted family man. He was a hugely committed and highly principled man who gave 100% to everything he did – family, sport, rugby coach, fundraiser and passionate Sunderland supporter.
“He was an avid cyclist and always wore the correct cycling safety equipment and clothing.
“He died doing something he loved and will be sorely missed. We would hope that any witnesses would come forward to assist the police with their enquiries into his tragic death.”
Police have named a cyclist who died after a collision with a lorry on the A66 on Tuesday 21 May as 61-year-old Sean Ruff from Cleadon Village near Sunderland.
The incident involved an Argos delivery wagon and happened just after 6pm on the A66 westbound near to the Eaglescliffe slip road.
A 49-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been bailed pending further enquiries.
Any witnesses to the incident are being asked to contact the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency 101 number.
The A66 in Middlesborough will be closed for four hours after two 40ft long steel pipes came off the back of an HGV.
It's thought a second HGV then crashed into the pipes. No one was hurt.
Police have closed both carriageways of the A66 close to Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium after a two huge steel pipes fell off an HGV into the path of a second lorry.
It's thought the second HGV collided into the pipes which are 40 foot long and 4 foot in diameter. Nobody was hurt in the accident.
The second lorry was carrying a liquid but there has been no spillage. Officers were called just before 11.30. Cleveland Fire Brigade is at the scene.
Drivers have been warned the road will remain closed in both directions for at least four hours.
A woman has died after the car she was travelling in left the road on the outskirts of Darlington.
The 28-year-old was a passenger in the VW Golf which was heading west on the A66 shortly before 6 o'clock this morning. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police believe surface water caused the car to leave the road and collide with trees. Four other people were in the car at the time; two were taken to hospital for treatment.
The A66 is closed - slow, queueing traffic due to snow between the A67 and the A685 / B6276 New Road (Brough).
Police have closed the snow gates. Reports of a jackknifed lorry which had blocked the carriageway near Bowes.
Affecting traffic between County Durham and Cumbria. The A69 is still open.
A66 Queueing traffic and one lane closed due to debris on road and accident, two lorries involved on A66 Westbound from A67 to Stainmore. Queueing traffic and one lane closed due to debris on road and accident, two lorries involved on A66 Westbound from A67 to Stainmore