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Emergency road closures

Information about roads in the county that are unexpectedly and temporarily closed (for example, due to an accident or weather).

Short term emergency road closures

St Johns Chapel

Harthope Moor Road is closed between its junctions with Rowantree Farm/Hawkwell Head Road, St Johns Chapel and the B6277 Langdon Beck from Wednesday 24 May 2017 for approximately 4 days.

The alternative route for vehicles is from St Johns Chapel easterly using the A689, turning south on the B6278 to Eggleston and then the B6277 through Middleton-In-Teesdale, Newbiggin, Forest-In-Teesdale and Langdon Beck and Vice Versa.


The Gloucester Road junctions with Metcalfe Road and Castledene Road are closed as part of the current resurfacing scheme. These junctions are closed from Tuesday 23 May 2017 for approximately 3 days. The alternative route for vehicles is via Iveston Road (via Stockley Road) or Old Hall Road leading to Metcalfe Road and Castledene Road.

Longer term emergency road closures

  • The C28 Westgate Ford has been closed, until further notice, so that urgent repairs can be carried out.

Last updated Wednesday 24 May 2017 at 1.45pm