Tailbacks after broken down lorry blocks road

The vehicle is blocking the A688. Image by Google Maps.
The vehicle is blocking the A688. Image by Google Maps.

Motorists are facing delays after a lorry broke down, blocking a road in both directions.

The problem is affecting drivers near Bowburn, in County Durham.

The lorry broke down while turning right onto the A688.

It has led to tailbacks close to the A1 junction 61.