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Multiple accidents due to snow closes A66

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The A66 in County Durham is closed in both directions.

There is queuing traffic due to multiple accidents caused by snow and poor weather conditions.

A number of crashes have taken place between A67 and A685 / B6276 New Road.

This is also affecting B6276 at A66 / A685.

Due to the adverse weather conditions police have closed A66.

Traffic travelling from Barnard Castle will be diverted at Bowes to head towards Scotch Corner.

Traffic travelling toward Brough will be diverted towards Kirby Stephen.



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