THE A66 between Brough and Scotch Corner has now reopened.

The road had been closed in both directions throughout the weekend due to heavy snowfall and treacherous conditions following Storm Arwen.

Durham Police said officers have been working in conjunction with National Highways, Cumbria Police, and the Met Office to clear the road and treat the road surface to get it ready for reopening this afternoon.

Gritters and snowploughs also worked to remove stranded vehicles.

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Pictures taken by the National Police Air Service on Saturday, as they helped police on the ground check for any stranded motorists, show the conditions.

A spokesperson for Durham Polcie said: "We’d like to thank you all for your patience and understanding this weekend as we worked to clear the road and get it reopened."


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