A697 closed due to overturned lorry

The A697 in north Northumberland remains closed after a lorry overturned north of Powburn this morning.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “At 9.15am, police received a report that a lorry had overturned on the A697 north of Powburn.

“The road is currently closed and diversions are in place.

“The driver of the lorry has been checked by ambulance staff and doesn’t appear to have any serious injuries.”