A MAIN road is still closed more than 24-hour after a lorry overturned.

The incident has seen the A272 in Winchester stay closed in both directions since around 8am on Monday, November 15.

Hampshire County Council said last night that the road was likely to open again at 9am today, however the road still remains closed.

The surface needs to be repaired after the vehicle is recovered.

There are closures in place at the junctions with Rodfield Lane and Longwood Dean, police have confirmed.

A spokesperson for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service said: "Winchester and Eastleigh firefighters were called to an overturned lorry blocking the eastbound carriageway of the A272 this morning.

"The crews were called at 08:12 to the incident near Cheesefoot Head in Winchester.

"Hampshire Constabulary were on the scene to control the traffic as HIWFRS assessed the driver of the vehicle before passing him into the care of South Central Ambulance Service paramedics.

"There were no other casualties involved and no signs of fire within the vehicle before the crews returned to station."