A689 road to Hartlepool reopens after lengthy closure
A major road has reopened following a lengthy closure while police dealt with a lorry with an "unsafe load".
The A689 heading into Hartlepool was shut from between around 12.30pm and 2.40pm near the A19-A689 Wolviston roundabout.
Police urged motorists to find an alternative route into town while they dealt with the incident.
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They have now confirmed that the road has reopened.