A broken-down lorry caused traffic problems on the B3232 between Barnstaple and Torrington this morning.
The lorry came to halt on a dangerous bend, as it was travelling uphill, in Newton Tracey at around 9.15am.
The lorry, believed to be from Advanced Pallet Systems in Torrington, was blocking one side of the road.
Motorists were forced to carefully divert around the lorry, which was stuck on a blind corner.
The incident caused traffic queues to build-up, with motorists describing the road as "chaotic".
The lorry was moved from the road by 10am and traffic returned to normal.