The A1 (M) is blocked southbound at the entry slip road. It is because of an accident at the A66 / A6108 / Middleton Tyas Lane (Scotch Corner).
This is affecting travel from Bowes towards Harrogate.
A married couple have died after a fatal road traffic collision on the A66 at East Lowfield Farm, Bowes.
The pair, a man aged 78 and a woman aged 71, from Lanarkshire were travelling eastbound in a Seat Ibiza when they collided with a Citroen DS5 travelling westbound.
They were were both declared dead at the scene, after the accident on April 1 at around 4pm.
The driver of the Citroen DS5, a 61 year old man from Doncaster was taken to Darlington Memorial hospital with minor injuries.
Anybody with information is asked to contact Durham Constabulary's Collision Investigation Unit on 0191 3752159.
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 Eastbound closed, queueing traffic due to accident between A67 and A6108 / A1 / Middleton Tyas Lane (Scotch Corner).Emergency services are on scene. Source: Police.
Joanna Hashagen, The Bowes Museum's Keeper of Fashion & Textiles says they're delighted to be hosting the exhibition.
Stephen Jones explains how working with a local designer resulted in his collection being shown at the Bowes Museum.
Final preparations are underway at Bowes Museum in County Durham for an exhibition by famous British milliner Stephen Jones. The collection includes a dramatic swan headdress that was inspired by the silver swan musical automaton at the museum.
Staff say they are delighted to be hosting the exhibition given Stephen's success. His clients include royalty, actresses and pop stars. The exhibition opens at the weekend and runs until September.