A66 reopens after snow cleared

Problems on the A66 caused by snow. Photo: Brian Steadman.

The A66 trans-Pennine route has reopened after being closed since Saturday night because of heavy snow.

Highways staff have battling since then to reopen the route.

Their job has been made harder by a number of accidents and drifting snow.

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The road was shut at the snot gates at Bowes and Brough.

Police said, however, that some motorist were attempting to still get on the route via minor access roads.