A181 reopened after overturned lorry cleared

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THE A181 has reopened after a lorry overturned this morning.

Police closed the busy road in Wingate has been closed, causing traffic queues in both directions between the A19 junction and the Durham Road junction.

A spokesman for Durham Constabulary said: “An articulated lorry was travelling towards Durham after coming off the A19 and has gone over, taking up both carriageways so that cars can’t get past.

“The 52-year-old male driver is fine and no one was injured.”

Police announced the road had reopened at about 11am this morning.