Driver escapes unhurt after his lorry containing 1,000 bags of potatoes over turns blocking A10 for six hours

PUBLISHED: 13:58 25 January 2017 | UPDATED: 13:58 25 January 2017

An over turned lorry closed the A10 from 5am on Tuesday January 24 for a period of six hours.

An over turned lorry closed the A10 from 5am on Tuesday January 24 for a period of six hours.

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An overturned lorry closed the A10 from 5am yesterday for six hours.

An over turned lorry closed the A10 from 5am on Tuesday January 24 for a period of six hours. An over turned lorry closed the A10 from 5am on Tuesday January 24 for a period of six hours.

An over turned lorry closed the A10 from 5am yesterday for six hours.

The wagon was carrying a substantial load of potatoes, but unfortunately came off the highway at a bend in the road between Stretham and Chittering.

A police spokesman said: “Thankfully the driver of vehicle has walked away uninjured and no other vehicles were involved.

“The incident has caused a considerable amount disruption to local traffic, but this being said we can all be grateful that - other than the vehicle itself - no other damage or injury has been caused”

The A10 reopened at approximately 1pm.

The overturned lorry was carrying 1,000 bags of potatoes led to both lanes of the A10 at Stretham being closed.

The police spokesman said:” A police spokesman said: “We were called at about 4.05am this morning (Tuesday) with reports of an overturned lorry carrying potatoes on the A10 at Stretham, near Ely.

“It looks like the lorry has jack-knifed and is partially in a field, blocking both lanes.

“The road has been closed from the Lazy Otter junction and is likely to remain closed until midday.

“About 1,000 bags of potatoes need to be moved before vehicle recovery takes place.

“It is believed that the vehicle owner and other employees have turned up to assist with moving the potatoes.”

2 comments

  • Also, overturnoverturnsoverturned is one word, not two. ;-)

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    Stephen Morton

    Wednesday, January 25, 2017

  • 1000 tonnes? Are you sure?

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    Philip Walker

    Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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