A45 reopens after lorry crashes into bridge and overturns in Northampton

A lorry overturned after hitting Wooldale Road Bridge in the early hours of this morning.

A lorry overturned after hitting Wooldale Road Bridge in the early hours of this morning.

The A45 has now reopened after a lorry crashed into a bridge and overturned in Wootton.

The smash took place between midnight and 1am this morning (June 4) when a HGV lorry collided with Wooldale Road Bridge and overturned.

Police, firefighters and paramedics all rushed to the scene of the collision.

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The lorry overturned after crashing into Wooldale Road Bridge in Wootton.
The lorry overturned after crashing into Wooldale Road Bridge in Wootton.

Highways England, tweeting about the smash in the early hours of this morning said: “INCIDENT – #A45 #M1 J15 (#M1 #A508 #StonyStratford) to #Wootton (#CollingtreePark #EastHunsbury) Currently CLOSED due to an HGV hitting Wooldale Road bridge and overturning.”

They shortly after shared pictures from the scene of the collision stating that officers were waiting for the bridge inspector to arrive as closures remained in place.

The A45 was reopened shortly after 6am this morning.

Northamptonshire Police and the Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service have been contacted for comment.

The lorry overturned after hitting Wooldale Road Bridge in Wootton.
The lorry overturned after hitting Wooldale Road Bridge in Wootton.