A19 lorry overturn

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HIGH winds caused a lorry to overturn on the A19.

The lorry overturned close to the Dalton Piercy turn off on the south bound carriageway at around 8pm yesterday.

One lane was closed while the vehicle was recovered.

Fire and ambulance crews were initially called after it was feared the driver was trapped but no-one was injured.

As a result of the lorry overturning the police closed the A19 Tees flyover as a precaution. It remained closed overnight and it was still closed this morning.

Gale force winds, which battered the region, were expected to ease slightly today.