A LORRY overturned at the junction of the A1 and the A59, causing disruption and tailbacks for drivers.

Police were called to the scene and told motorists to the avoid the area if at all possible.

The lorry overturned at just before 1pm today at the Allerton Park junction, at the top of the off-slip for the northbound carriageway.

The driver of the lorry was not hurt and has arranged for the vehicle to be recovered, but police said they expected there will be traffic disruption in the area.

The lorry was removed later this afternoon.