A66 closed due to heavy snow

The A66 at Scotch Corner.

The A66 trans-Pennine route has been closed this morning due to heavy snow.

The road is shut between Scotch Corner and Brough with a number of vehicles stuck due to the conditions.

National Highways said traffic officers were attending to assist with traffic management.

A spokesperson said: “Recovery are on scene removing stranded vehicles and gritters are also in attendance to treat the carriageway.

“Road users are advised to allow extra time for their journeys and to consider using the A69 as an alternative route.”

“There is currently a Met Office yellow severe weather warning for snow and ice in place across the North West and North East regions so please take care if travelling in those areas.

“If this closure impacts on your planned route, please allow extra journey time. Plan ahead, you may wish to re-route or even delay your journey.”

Further information is available from National Highways by visiting our www.trafficengland.com website and travel apps, or via the regional twitter feed.

The National Highways contact centre team is also available to provide up to the minute information on 0300 123 5000.