Tyne & Wear

Ebchester A694 closed after crane overturns

Image caption The driver of the crane suffered minor injuries

A road has been closed in County Durham after a large crane overturned, leaving the driver with minor injuries.

The heavy vehicle toppled over on the A694 in Ebchester at about 07:30 BST causing traffic delays during the morning rush hour.

The road is currently closed in both directions at the B6309 junction. It is hoped the vehicle will be recovered in the next few hours.

Buses are being diverted via Shotley Bridge, Northumberland.

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