A66 reopens to high siders after strong winds drop

The Northern Echo: Durham Police confirmed the A66 is closed to high sided vehicles Durham Police confirmed the A66 is closed to high sided vehicles

THE A66 across the Pennines has been reopened to high sided vehicles after being closed for almost six hours because of strong winds.

The road was closed to high siders between Bowes, County Durham and Brough in Cumbria at about 11am.

At 4.30pm, Durham Police and the Highways Agency said wind speeds have now lessened, and the road has reopened to high sided vehicles.

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