A SECTION of the A69 was closed for nearly seven hours after a lorry overturned.

Police said they received the report that it had overturned at the Bridge End roundabout in Hexham at 11am on Monday, causing a spillage. 

Drivers were unable to travel northbound out of Hexham towards the Bridge End roundabout while the clear-up was ongoing, and the road was fully reopened at 6.15pm. 

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said noone was injured.