December 19, 2017 8.18 am This story is over 76 months old

This is why the A1 was closed in both directions for 10 hours

There were major delays.

The A1 is now fully reopen after being closed in both directions from Grantham to Newark for around 10 hours.

A lorry overturned and shed its load on the northbound carriageway on the afternoon of Monday, December 18.

The road was closed all afternoon and evening. Photo: Highways England

The crash happened between Foston and Long Bennington, with the road closed in both directions from the junctions with the A52 and A46.

Drivers were stuck in traffic for hours, with long delays reported on the approach to the road closure in both directions.

Work had to be done to repair the barrier as well as clear the road.

The road was reopened in full at around midnight.

Traffic appears to be coping well in both directions this morning, with no reported crashes or delays.