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A1 closed due to overturned lorry

The A1 in both directions A52 (Barrowby) and A607 (Harlaxton) due to a collision with a heavy goods vehicle.

The HGV overturned and went over the central reservation barrier.

Emergency services including Lincolnshire Police and Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue are currently at the scene.

Road users travelling northbound are advised to follow the solid black square diversion symbol on road signs and follow the below diversion:

Exit the A1 at B117 Little Ponton and follow the B1174 into Grantham to the junction with the A52.

Turn right onto the A52 and continue on the the A52 until the A52/A15 roundabout.

At the A52/A15 roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A15 northbound.

Follow the A15 until the A15/A17 Holdingham roundabout and take the 1st exit onto the A17 westbound.

Continue on the A17 until the A17/A1/A46 roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto the A46.

Follow the A46 to the A46/A1 Brownhills roundabout and take the 3rd exit onto the A1 northbound entry slip road and rejoin the A1 northbound.

Road users travelling southbound are advised to follow the hollow black square diversion on road signs and follow the below diversion:

Exit the A1 at A52 Barrowby junction and turn left onto the A52 west.

Continue along the A52 to the A52/A46 Saxondale roundabout and take the 1st exit onto the A46 south.

Follow the A46 south to the A46/A606 interchange and join the A606 heading south east.

Continue on the A606 to Melton Mowbray and at the A606/A607/A6006 junction turn left onto A607 Norman Way.

Continue on the A607 to the A607/A606/B676 Norman Way/Thorpe Lane junction and turn left and continue on the A607.

Follow the A607 to the A607/A1 southbound entry slip road at Harlaxton and rejoin the A1 southbound.

Drivers urged to avoid M180 as incident closes road

Drivers were being urged to avoid the M180 this morning as police deal with an incident on the motorway.

Traffic was “not moving” on both sides between Junction 5 at Barnetby Top and Junction 4 at Scawby but only the westbound side was affected shortly after 8am.

On Twitter, Humberside Police[1] said: “Please avoid the M180[2] westbound between the Barnetby (J5) and the A15 (J4) exits. Emergency services are currently dealing with an incident.”

Traffic reporter Inrix says “all traffic being temporary held” following an accident on the Westbound side.

The motorway has now fully reopened.

Follow live entries in the blog from earlier this morning below.

References

  1. ^ Humberside Police (www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk)
  2. ^ M180 (www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk)

Live updates as M180 closure leads to A15 delays

A crash on the M180 near Scunthorpe this morning has resulted in travel delays around the wider region as drivers attempt to avoid the motorway.

The westbound carriageway of the M180 has been closed since around 8am after a lorry collided with the barrier in the central reservation between Junction 5 at Barnetby Top and Junction 4 at Scawby.

On Twitter, Humberside Police[1] said: “Please avoid the M180 westbound between the Barnetby (J5) and the A15 (J4) exits. Emergency services are currently dealing with an incident.”

Traffic heading from the Grimsby area and other parts of northern Lincolnshire is now diverting onto other roads to get around the closure, causing heavy traffic on the A15 approaching the Humber Bridge.[2]

Repair work is currently underway on the barrier with the M180 currently expected to reopen this afternoon.

Further updates will appear below

References

  1. ^ Humberside Police (www.hulldailymail.co.uk)
  2. ^ Humber Bridge. (www.hulldailymail.co.uk)

Barriers stop out of control HGV ploughing into oncoming traffic

This is the dramatic scene on the M180 where a HGV has smashed into the central reservation.

The barriers have thankfully stopped it from crossing into oncoming traffic.

The driver has been taken to hospital, and no one else has been injured.

The entire westbound motorway closed for several hours and Highways England now face a major operation to repair the barriers, which have been thrown across all three lanes.

The collision happened around 8am, and isn’t believed to involve any other vehicles.

The lorry has suffered damage to its front end, while the barriers have been crumpled and torn out in places. Large sections are lying across the carriageways.

The lorry appears to have collided with the central reservation at speed
The lorry appears to have collided with the central reservation at speed (Image: Donna Clifford/Grimsby Live)

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A recovery vehicle has now arrived at the scene.

Police warned motorists to avoid the area following the accident.

The stretch between junction 5 (Barnetby) and junction 4 (A15) was shut westbound this morning.

Hundreds of motorists were left stranded on the motorway, with people pictured leaving their vehicles and walking around.

Emergency services have now reopened one lane, which is allowing the large build-up of traffic to slowly release.

Highways England begin to clear the wreckage (Image: Donna Clifford/Grimsby Live)

Humberside Police[2] issued a statement saying: “Officers were called to a single vehicle road traffic collision on M180 near to Barnetby (westbound) at 7:30am this morning (Thursday 10 June) after receiving reports that a lorry had collided with a roadside barrier.

“The driver was taken to hospital to be treated, thankfully nobody else was injured as a result of the incident.

“The road was reopened shortly after 10:45am to allow traffic to move freely.”

East Midlands Ambulance Service stated: “We sent a LIVES First Responder and a crewed ambulance and transported one patient to Scunthorpe General Hospital.”

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Highways England predicts at least a 20 minute delay for traffic on the diversion route through Brigg.

The full closure is expected to remain in place until the clear up of the damage has been completed.

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References

  1. ^ click here (www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk)
  2. ^ Humberside Police (www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk)
  3. ^ Grimsby Live’s live blog (www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk)
  4. ^ click here (www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk)

Driver who tragically died in crash with lorry named as 18-year-old

A teenager from Scunthorpe[1] who sadly lost his life following a collision with a tanker on the A18 has been named locally.

Adam Simms, 18, collided with a lorry near Mortal Ash Hill at around 9.00am on Friday.

Humberside Police[2] closed the road from the A15[3] Forest Pines roundabout at Scawby to B1398 Kirton Road at Ravensthorpe for nearly 12 hours.

Following the tragic incident, friends of Adam have set up a Facebook page in his memory.

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The crash on Mortal Ash Hull closed the A18 carriageway out of Scunthorpe on Friday
The crash on Mortal Ash Hull closed the A18 carriageway out of Scunthorpe on Friday (Image: www.scunthorpetelegraph.co.uk)

Tens of people have since paid tribute to their friend “Simms”.

One said: “Always the life of the party, never a dull moment with you. I don’t think I’ve ever met someone with so many friends, it was hard not to love him!

“You’ll be missed dearly Simms, taken way too soon.”

Another posted: “A cheeky chap but a talented and inspirational athlete. You will be missed dearly.”

East Midlands Ambulance Service[5] released a statement after confirming they were called to the scene.

A spokesperson said: “We received a call at 8.57am on May 21 to the A18 in Scunthorpe.

“The caller reported that there had been a road traffic collision. We sent two paramedics in fast response cars and a double-crewed ambulance.

“One patient was taken to Scunthorpe General Hospital via double-crewed ambulance.”

Witnesses from the scene described the collision as being head-on between a car and tanker.

One said: “It’s always been dangerous there. It goes from dual to single carriageway. People rush to get back in to the single lane.”

References

  1. ^ Scunthorpe (www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk)
  2. ^ Humberside Police (www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk)
  3. ^ A15 (www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk)
  4. ^ click here (www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk)
  5. ^ East Midlands Ambulance Service (www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk)