Road reopens after A66 oil spill in Middlesbrough

The clean up operation on the A66 in Middlesbrough
Image caption A clean up operation took place on the A66 in Middlesbrough

A section of the A66 in Middlesbrough was closed for almost 10 hours after a car crash caused an oil spillage.

Police said a blue Peugeot car struck the central reservation, close to the junction with the A172 Marton Road, at about 22:00 BST on Wednesday.

The road was reopened at 07:40 BST on Thursday after the non-toxic engine oil was cleared.

The driver and passenger of the vehicle are being treated for minor injuries at James Cook University Hospital.

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