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Co Durham road closed following landslip

Frosterley landslip

A landslip has forced the closure of the road between Frosterley and Stanhope.

Following an inspection of the site where the slip occurred on the C75 back road, Durham County Council has closed the road to ensure public safety.

Traffic is being redirected via the A689 and diversion signs will be in place as soon as

The landslip happened some time during the weekend following heavy rainfall and the stormy conditions.

It is thought repairs could take several months.

High winds topple three commercial vehicles in our region

Police say that some van and lorry drivers appear to be ignoring their advice not to use certain routes in high winds after three commercial vehicles overturned.

Two of them are within a quarter mile stretch of each other on the County Durham/ Cumbrian border.

One lorry and a large white van have gone over on the A66 eastbound close to the Stainmore Cafe near Kirkby Stephen.

And on the A1 southbound, near the A689 turnoff at junction 60, a third lorry has overturned.

Police say this is a sign that the winds are strengthening because this accident happened on lower ground.

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