UPDATE: A697 reopens in Northumberland

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A section of the A697 in north Northumberland, which was closed for two hours due to an overturned lorry, has now reopened.

The stretch from Wooler to Wooperton was closed from noon today for approximately two hours to allow the retrieval of an overturned HGV.

Diversions were in place: Southbound from Wooler via Lowick onto the A1; northbound from Wooperton to Alnwick and onto the A1.

Read updates on Storm Desmond’s impact in Northumberland.