A689 expected to be closed for several hours

ONE of the region’s main roads is expected to be closed for several hours after a serious crash. Police have closed the A689 at the junction with Butterwick Road, west of Sedgefield, in County Durham. A spokesman for Durham Constabulary said: “There has been a road traffic collision on the A689 at the junction with Butterwick Road.

“The road will be closed for several hours.” The accident happened just before 5pm. A NEAS spokesperson said, “We were called at 16:48 to reports of an RTC on the A689 near Sedgefield. 

“A passing ambulance stopped to assist. 

“We deployed a further seven resources, including a doctor and our HART team. 

“We took one patient to North Tees Hospital.”

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