A66

A66 reopens after HGV fire

The A66 at Scotch Corner.

The A66 trans-Pennine route has reopened westbound following a HGV fire this morning.
Fire crews from Colburn, Richmond and Darlington were called just before 5am to the incident near Scotch Corner.
The fire was in the cab …

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