Severe delays on major Yorkshire routes after lorry debris falls on carriageway

Motorists face severe delays after debris from a lorry scattered onto a major Yorkshire road junction.

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The A66 is now closed and "gridlocked" in both directions, between the A1 at Scotch Corner and the A67 at Bowes.

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Highways England said the closure is in place after part of a load being carried by a lorry fell onto the carriageway after 11am today (Friday).

Traffic police have warned that heavy delays are building and motorists are being advised to find alternative routes.

North Yorkshire Roads Policing Group said on Twitter: "Traffic is already gridlocked so please use alternative routes until advised further."