A697 closed at Powburn after lorry overturns

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

Friday, 18th November 2016, 9:28 am
Updated Friday, 18th November 2016, 11:22 am
The overturned lorry has blocked the road.

The incident happened at 7.10am, a quarter-mile south of Powburn.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said that the road is shut between Powburn and Glanton and local diversions are in place.

The scene of the incident.

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The scene of the incident.