A66 reopens after HGV overturns

The A66 trans-Pennine route has reopened after a HGV overturned.

The road was closed between Scotch Corner and the A685 junction near Bowes.

A clear up operation has taken place and the route is now back open, police confirmed at around 10am.

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The Met Office has issued a weather warning for heavy rain this morning which lasts until 11am.

The warning covers a central band of northern England which includes Richmondshire.

Strong gusts of up to 50mph are also forecast.

Richmond firefighters this morning helped colleagues from Ripon and Boroughbridge rescue a van driver who had got stuck in flood water outside Bishop Monkton near Ripon.

The crews were called out to Boroughbridge Road at just before 6am.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said the water had begun to enter the vehicle and was filling the foot well of the drivers side.

Crews were able to push the vehicle to safety out of the water allowing the driver to exit safely.