Reports of one lane blocked due to broken down lorry on A189 Spine Road Southbound between A192 / B1505 Horton Road (Three Horse Shoes Roundabout) and B1505.
Lane one (of two) is blocked towards the Moor Farm Roundabout, traffic is coping well.
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