A busy roundabout over the A1(M) between Darlington and Newton Aycliffe was closed after a lorry shed its load of bricks this afternoon.

A Durham Police spokesperson said: "We were called at 3.45pm after some bricks fell from the back of a lorry onto the A167, at the roundabout with junction 59 of the A1(M).

"The road was closed to allow the bricks to be cleared. The road has since reopened."