Delays on A47 near Wisbech after trailer carrying onions uncouples from lorry

13:44 01 April 2014

The trailer is recovered after uncoupling from the lorry. Picture: FLEUR_DE_LYYS_PHOTOGRAPHY

The trailer is recovered after uncoupling from the lorry. Picture: FLEUR_DE_LYYS_PHOTOGRAPHY

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Motorists faced delays today on the A47 near Wisbech after a trailer came adrift from a lorry.

Traffic queued back to the Guyhirn roundabout while the trailer was recovered. Picture: FLEUR_DE_LYYS_PHOTOGRAPHYTraffic queued back to the Guyhirn roundabout while the trailer was recovered. Picture: FLEUR_DE_LYYS_PHOTOGRAPHY

The trailer, full of onions, was being towed towards Guyhirn when it uncoupled from a lorry leaving the Cromwell Road roundabout.

It slid across the road, hitting a road sign, before coming to a rest on the verge.

Police controlled traffic flow while a team from Welbourn’s of Wisbech recovered the trailer.

At one point, eastbound traffic was queuing some four miles back to the Guyhirn roundabout, with delays westbound at the A1101 roundabout near Elme Hall Hotel.

The trailer is recovered after uncoupling from the lorry. Picture: FLEUR_DE_LYYS_PHOTOGRAPHYThe trailer is recovered after uncoupling from the lorry. Picture: FLEUR_DE_LYYS_PHOTOGRAPHY

The road was fully reopened by 2pm.

No-one was injured.

4 comments

  • Joke about crying

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    Steady On

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • This missed us & the car behind by centimetres! Our life's flashed before eyes! Could have been so much worse!Someone was watching over us today!

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    Hannah Tuck

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Thank god you are ok Hannah and as for Da Blunt and Steady on I hope to god you are never in a situation like Hannah was. Your comments are SICK

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    Vernon

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • Is this another example of 'conscious uncoupling' ?

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    daBlunt

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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