Delays on A47 near Wisbech after trailer carrying onions uncouples from lorry
13:44 01 April 2014
Motorists faced delays today on the A47 near Wisbech after a trailer came adrift from a lorry.
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 road was fully reopened by 2pm.
No-one was injured.