A MAJOR road has been closed in both directions after a lorry overturned.

A detour is in place after the lorry overturned in a field at Mainsgill, North Yorkshire, earlier today.

The Northern Echo:

According to the AA the A66 is closed both ways between New Lane and A1(M) J53 (Scotch Corner) causing lengthy delays.

A lorry is understood to have come off the road and the road has been closed for a number of hours to help with recovery.

Highways England said the road is expected to reopen between 11pm and 11.15pm tonight.

More to follow.