Work to resurface the A66 resumed yesterday (October 27) as crews work 24 hours a day over the weekend to get the road ready.

Following the cancellation last weekend because of Storm Babet, National Highways has resumed its work to restore the A66 Eastbound.

The A66 from Long Newton to the Yarm junction will be in a contraflow from 8pm this Friday until 6am on Monday (October 30).

The A66 eastbound will be closed tonight (Thursday) from 8pm to remove the top of the road surface.

Only one lane will be running in each direction on the westbound carriageway.

National highways said: "Following the cancellation last weekend because of Storm Babet, we are back to continue the work this weekend.

Again, we will be working 24hrs a day over the weekend to resurface the A66 eastbound..

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"Working this way will reduce the impact on traffic, compared to doing it only overnights and during the week.

"Delays are expected, so we kindly ask you to consider alternative routes and plan your journey in advance to help ease congestion and ensure everyone's moving.

"Thank you for your patience as we work to improve our road network. Drive safely!"