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.
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.