THE A69 has now reopened in both directions after an overturned HGV blocked the road.

The vehicle, carrying wood, closed the road between Hexham Bridge End Roundabout and Stagshaw Roundabout, Corbridge, but has since been recovered.

A local diversion was in place for much of the day. 

Northumbria Police has thanked drivers for their cooperation while the clean-up operation took place.