TRAFFIC ALERT: A6 closed at Burton Latimer

The A6 is closed after an accident this lunchtime. Picture: Rob Ashman NNL-160107-154311001
The A6 is closed after an accident this lunchtime. Picture: Rob Ashman NNL-160107-154311001

A major road will be closed throughout rush-hour after a lorry overturned this afternoon.

Motorists are being warned to avoid the A6 between the Cranford Road Seasons garden centre roundabout and the Higham Road junction after the accident at about 1pm.

The A6 is closed the length of the blue line marked on the map NNL-160107-160012001

The A6 is closed the length of the blue line marked on the map NNL-160107-160012001

It is estimated the recovery will last until at least 5.30pm so traffic is being diverted away from the scene through Burton Latimer.

The area is expected to be extremely busy this afternoon. An alternative route is through Burton Latimer.

There were no serious injuries.

A lorry has overturned on the Seasons roundabout on the A6. Picture: Rob Ashman NNL-160107-154326001

A lorry has overturned on the Seasons roundabout on the A6. Picture: Rob Ashman NNL-160107-154326001

Traffic is being diverted away from the scene of the accident on the A6. Picture: Rob Ashman. NNL-160107-154339001

Traffic is being diverted away from the scene of the accident on the A6. Picture: Rob Ashman. NNL-160107-154339001