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Police confirm no chemical spillage after A1 lorry crash but road will stay closed for several hours


By Grantham Reporter


Police have confirmed that no chemicals have leaked from the lorry which overturned this morning on the A1 at Colsterworth.

The lorry crashed at 5am and no other vehicles were involved in the incident. Pictures show the lorry on its side in the central reservation.

The road is closed in both directions and is likely to remain closed for several more hours while the lorry is recovered.

A1 closed after lorry overturns. (6455126)
A1 closed after lorry overturns. (6455126)

Inspector Mark Gee, of Lincolnshire Police, 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 aware. The driver was trapped initially but 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.”



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