Police have confirmed that a major A-road will be closed 'for some time' after a cement mixer overturned on a stretch of road. 

Officers from North Yorkshire Police are at the scene of a one-vehicle collision that has seen a cement mixer overturn on the A170 between Thirsk and Sutton Bank. 

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According to the emergency services, the road will be closed 'for some time', due to the complex operation of removing the heavy vehicle. 

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: "Traffic alert - A170 blocked The A170 between Thirsk and Sutton Bank is closed due to an overturned cement mixer. As you can imagine, the road will be closed for some time while we work to recover the vehicle, so please plan your journeys accordingly."