A697 closed at Powburn after lorry overturns

The overturned lorry has shed a load of sand.
The overturned lorry has shed a load of sand.

A stretch of the A697 in Northumberland is currently shut in both directions after a lorry overturned earlier this morning and blocked the road.

The incident happened at 7.10am, a quarter-mile south of Powburn. The overturned HGV has shed a load of sand.

The overturned lorry has blocked the road.

The overturned lorry has blocked the road.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said that the road is shut between Powburn and Glanton.

A diversion is in operation via Playwell Road towards Glanton and then onto The Causeway which leads back to the A697.

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The scene of the incident.

The scene of the incident.