A ROAD is set to be closed into the evening after a lorry overturned.

The incident happened on the A24 between Dial Post and Buck Barn at about 5.30pm.

Witnesses described seeing a large number of Sussex Police vehicles at the scene.

The force is now warning drivers that, as recovery work continues, "this is likely to be a fairly protracted closure".

The Argus:

A spokesman said: "The north and south bound carriageways on the A24 between Dial Post, near Horsham, and Buck Barn are currently closed, as of 6.40pm.

"We are in attendance as a lorry has overturned.

The Argus:

"We apologies for the disruption and thank you for your patience at this time."

An AA spokesman warned drivers that the road closure is affecting traffic travelling to and from Horsham.