Traffic returned to normal and normal driving conditions, oil spillage cleared on A69 Eastbound from A68 (Colwell Turn Off) to A68 (Styford Roundabout)
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Stephen Unwin and William McFall were handed whole life sentences for the brutal murder of 28-year-old Quyen Ngoc Nguyen last August.
Part of the eastbound carriageway in Middlesbrough was closed for several hours and will be reduced to one lane in the coming days.
Three horses have died in separate incidents at Hexham racecourse. The British Horseracing Authority has said it is investigating.