A BUSY stretch of road is set to close after a lorry shed its load.
Around 20 tonnes of wood and building materials slipped off the vehicle on Wolviston Roundabout at around 1.30pm today.
The lorry is still on the roundabout now and a crane has just arrived.
The road will be closed until the scene is cleared but it is not known how long it will take.
Tailbacks are expected on the A689 from Hartlepool and the A1185 from Seal Sands.
Drivers are urged to take an alternate route on leaving the town.