Motorists facing delays on A66 after lorry loses its load

Photo: Mark Denton.

A lorry has lost its load on the A66 trans-Pennine route causing queues in both directions.

The incident happened this afternoon between Stainmore and Bowes.

A Portokabin has come off the back of a HGV.

The road is closed eastbound, with one lane remaining open westbound.

The A66 is now closed to high sided vehicles to to strong winds.

Highways England is currently predicting the road wont be clear until 7am tomorrow morning.