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.
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Gales for hills overnight. Blustery Sunday with colder air digging in. Sunshine & scattered showers, showers turning wintry into Monday.
On a tour of the North East today, the Chancellor George Osborne made a series of promises which he claimed would help create 50,000 jobs.
Hundreds of people are expected to take part in two separate demonstrations in Newcastle tomorrow.