Overturned lorry at Sawtry leads to rush-hour delays

The overturned lorry on the A1(M) near Sawtry. Picture: BCH ROAD POLICING

The overturned lorry on the A1(M) near Sawtry. Picture: BCH ROAD POLICING - Credit: Archant

An overturned lorry on the A1(M) near Sawtry led to lengthy delays this morning (Tuesday).

The HGV toppled over on the southbound carriageway at about 5.30am.

All four lanes of the motorway were blocked as the recovery took place and queues stretched back to Peterborough.

Traffic was diverted off at junction 16 and onto the B1043.

The road reopened at about 8.10am but there were still long delays on the A1(M), A15 and the B1043.