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.
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