Overturned lorry blocks A1 north of Grantham

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Police are warning drivers to avoid the A1 southbound near Foston where an articulated lorry has overturned blocking the carriageway.

The police have released this photo showing the lorry completely blocking the road. It was reported at 12.26pm.

Recovery of overturned lorry on A1. Photo taken by Will Allen.

Recovery of overturned lorry on A1. Photo taken by Will Allen.

A police spokesman said: “Motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible and to seek alternative routes in the vicinity. Local diversions will be put in place.”

Update - 4.30pm

Recovery of the overturned lorry is underway, with the A1 southbound closed between its junctions with the A46 and A52. According to the Highways Agency it is expected to re-open from 6.45pm.

Photo of recovery provided by Will Allen.