Overturned lorry blocks road

A LORRY overturned on a roundabout in Morecambe Road, Lancaster, early on Monday morning, closing the road in one direction for several hours.

Rush hour traffic was affected after the accident on the Ovangle Road roundabout at 1.50am, which left the lorry’s load of plastic sheeting strewn across the carriageway.

Traffic travelling from Morecambe into Lancaster was directed through Torrisholme while cranes and a fork lift truck were used to lift the 40 ton Maxi Haulage lorry and move it from the scene.

The driver injured his elbow in the incident.

The road is expected to be closed until late morning today, Monday.