High winds: Lorry blown over on A1 and widespread road disruption
- 31 January 2013
- From the section Tyne & Wear
A lorry was blown over and traffic disrupted as gale-force winds of up to 70mph hit the north-east of England.
Durham Police warned drivers to take care after an HGV toppled over on the A1 near Chester-le-Street.
The driver was not hurt but the accident halted traffic on the southbound carriageway.
The Highways Agency advised those driving high-sided vehicles and motorcycles or towing caravans to take care in strong winds.
Major problems were also reported on the A177 into Durham when a tree blew over down blocking the road near Whinney Hill.