A BUSY Basingstoke road has been closed in both directions after a tractor overturned causing hay bales to spill everywhere. 

Part of Roman Road, Winklebury is currently shut in both directions with police redirecting traffic after the vehicle overturned shortly after 11am. 

Photographs taken at the scene show the bales spilled all over the road.

Graeme Thistle, who lives in Kenilworth Road was waiting for the bus when he saw the tractors trailer overturn.

He told the Gazette: “I could see my bus approaching and someone had let the tractor come out of the farm entrance opposite.

“Next thing I know there is hay all over the road and the trailer is blocking the road.

“I don’t know whether the load was too heavy or the driver just misjudged the angle of the turn but the whole lot just tipped over.”