UPDATE: Lorry overturns on A697

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UPDATE: The A697 is to be closed in north Northumberland tomorrow to recover a wagon that overturned today.

The road is to be shut between New Moor House crossroads and the Bridge of Aln from 9am fo up to six hours for heavy-lifting equipment to be used to recover the wagon which fell into a ditch this morning.

Northumbria Police received a report that the wagon had come off the road at Powburn at 2.16am.

The driver was not injured in the accident but police are waiting for the vehicle to be removed.

The road will remain open until the closure tomorrow.

Diversions will be in place throughout the closure.