THE A66 was partially blocked for about an hour in both directions due to a crash.

The crash, which involved three vehicles, occurred near to the A5091 at Troutbeck shortly before 5pm on Friday.

The road had fully reopened to traffic by 6pm.

There was also queueing traffic on Friday afternoon due to holiday congestion on A66 in both directions at the A686 Carleton Avenue (Kemplay Bank Roundabout). 

There was also congestion to the M6, which affected traffic exiting southbound at Junction 40.