PART of the A40 between Ross and Monmouth was closed today (Friday, January 19), after a lorry overturned injuring the driver near Whitchurch early this morning.

The incident happened at 5.35am this morning, with police then closing the south bound carriageway between the A49 (near Bridstow) and A4137 (near Goodrich).

West Mercia Police said this morning: "Officers were called to reports of a collision involving a HGV lorry at around 5.30am today (Friday 19 January), which had overturned on the A40 in Goodrich, Herefordshire. 

“The road is currently closed southbound from the Wilton roundabout to junction 1 of the A40. 

“People are asked to seek alternative routes whilst emergency services make the area safe.”

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "Upon arrival, we found a man who was the driver of the HGV.

"He was assessed and had sustained serious injuries that were not life-threatening.

"He received treatment at the scene before being conveyed to Hereford County Hospital for further treatment.”

The A40 was shut from the Wilton roundabout to the A4137, with the closure lasting into the afternoon.

The diversion was via the A49 to Kingsthorne and and 466 through Wormelow and Osbaston to the Dixton roundabout, where motorists can re-join the A40.

Traffic monitoring website, Inrix, posted that the central reservation was damaged and there was a fuel spillage on the carriageway.