A POTATO lorry has overturned causing fuel to spill out onto a main road.

The A44 Fish Hill has been closed after an HGV overturned.

One hundred litres of fuel has spilt onto the road as a result, with Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service called to the scene.

"A lorry, carrying a load of potatoes, had overturned and was on its side," a HWFRS spokesperson said.

"No persons were trapped but one person had self-extricated before the arrival of the fire service.

"Around 100 litres of fuel had spilt onto the road and this was contained by fire service personnel using a soil bund."

Two HWFRS crews attended the incident, one each from the Evesham and Droitwich fire stations.

They were joined at the scene, at around 11.41am, by the environmental protection unit from Tenbury Wells. 

Fish Hill was closed in both directions to allow crews to work to make the vehicle safe.

Highways were also called to the scene to remove the fuel.

As of 1pm, a full road closure remains in place.