Traffic Alert: A66 closed due to overturned lorry

The A66 in North Yorkshire is closed westbound between the A1M (Scotch Corner) and A67 (near, Bowes), due to an overturned HGV.

Road users are advised to travel along the A1M, A67 to Barnard Castle to re-join the A66 at Bowes.

Motorists are reminded that the A66 is also closed eastbound between A6 (Penrith) and A1M and westbound between the A67 and A6 to high sided and vulnerable vehicles, due to the strong winds being experienced in the North Yorkshire and Cumbria regions.

Drivers of high sided and vulnerable vehicles travelling across the Pennines have been asked to consider using the A69 instead.

Further incident information is available from Highways England by visiting or via the @HighwaysYORKS or @HighwaysNWEST regional Twitter feed.

The 24/7 Customer Contact Centre is also available to provide up to the minute information on 03001 235000.