The A66 trans-Pennine route has reopened today after being shut for five days.
Highways England brought in snow blowers, ploughs and diggers to clear the road, with drivers working through the night.
The route was first shut between Scotch Corner and Brough on Tuesday night.
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A sample of some of the conditions our crews have been working hard to clear on the #A66 between #ScotchCorner and #Brough. Images are from yesterday, however work has continued in order to get the route open as soon as we can, and it is due to be inspected later this morning. pic.twitter.com/uUP5hnfwDF
— Highways England (@HighwaysNWEST) March 4, 2018
Heavy snow on the road was the initial problem but strong winds which caused deep drifts made the situation worse.
Although the road has reopened, police have urged motorists to continue driving with care as conditions on the tops are still poor.
All closures on the #A66 between #ScotchCorner #A1M and #A685 #Brough have now been removed. @Cumbriapolice & @DurhamPolice , along with our Service Providers, have checked the route following tireless work to get it cleared and severe weather over the last few days.
— Highways England (@HighwaysYORKS) March 4, 2018
— James Hick (@James27LUFC) March 4, 2018