Traffic delays after oil tanker breaks down in Hartlepool

Drivers in Hartlepool have faced delays this morning after an oil tanker broke down.

It happened on the A689 next to Owton Manor Lane, near Owton Lodge in the town, earlier this morning.

The oil tanker which has broken down on the A689 in Hartlepool this morning.

The oil tanker which has broken down on the A689 in Hartlepool this morning.

A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said the vehicle's driver is waiting for a recovery team to come and take the HGV away.

Police on the scene of the incident.

Police on the scene of the incident.