Major road closure in rural Northumberland

26 Jan 2017 19:00 PM

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A major road will be closed in north Northumberland on Friday morning after a vehicle overturned.

At around 4.20pm on Thursday afternoon (January 26) police received a report that an HGV had overturned on the A697 two miles north of Longframlington.

The driver of the vehicle was not seriously injured in the incident.

Traffic in the area has not been affected as the vehicle overturned away from the main carriageway.

However, the A697 will have to be completely closed in both directions from 9.30am on Friday morning to allow emergency services to recover the vehicle.

This will have a significant affect on drivers who regularly use the route to travel between England and Scotland with the road closure expected to be in place for at least three hours.

Diversions will be in place for those using the road with the majority of traffic being directed to the A1.

Police will work closely with the local authority to ensure the road is cleared as quickly as possible. Updates will be placed on the @NorthumbriaPol Twitter feed.