A66 reopen after high winds
A66 reopen after high winds

Part of the A66 between Penrith and Bowes, which was closed overnight due to high winds, has now reopened in both directions, say Durham Police.

The A66 was closed in both directions overnight due to high winds and overturned lorries between the A6 Kemplay Bank roundabout at Penrith and the A67 at Bowes.

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Police closed the road at 6pm on Wednesday, November 28, and it remained closed while vehicles were recovered. The road fully reopened at about 11am.

Superintendent Matt Kennerley from Cumbria Police said: “This isn’t a decision we, or our partner agencies have made lightly, and we apologise to anyone who is inconvenienced. However, our main concern is the safety of road users and closing the road overnight was the safest option.”