BREAKING NEWS: A15 shut near Spridlington

Police and Highways are dealing with an overturned lorry on the A15 north of Scampton.

This occurred at just before midday today (Tuesday June 18) on the A15 between the turn off to Ingham and the turn off to Spridlington.

A lorry overturned and shed its load of tarmac all over the road. As a result both lanes have had to be closed and diversions are in place.

The driver of the lorry sustained minor injuries and was taken to hospital.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area and it is anticipated that the road will remain closed for several hours in order for the road to be cleared and the lorry to be recovered.