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A1 now open

Update at 16:50 the road is now fully open. Thank you for your cooperation and patience.  

At 5.02am we received a report of a single vehicle collision on the A1 Great North Road, Grantham.

The collision involved a lorry which is on its side.

The road is closed while we deal with this collision and diversions are in place.

Inspector Mark Gee said: “The truck has got 23 tonnes of sulphuric acid in it, however it is fully intact, there are no leaks what-so-ever from the vehicle. The main issue was the worry that it could leak but it hasn’t at the moment and we do not believe that it will do.

“The problem we are going to have is that we are going to need to recover the vehicle and that could take some time with specialist equipment being needed to complete the recovery.

“So at the moment we expect the road to remain closed for some time this morning and may go into this afternoon.

“There are no injuries to the driver as far as I am awar. The driver was trapped initially buy managed to get himself out.

“Diversions are in place. Please follow the diversion signs and avoid the route for this morning and maybe this afternoon.”


Reference: 29 of January 11

11 Jan 19 4:56 PM

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