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A12 crash: Lorry plunges from bridge onto major road in Essex

A HGV lorry has plunged from a bridge onto the A12 in Essex. The lorry came crashing down from the bridge onto the southbound carriageway of the road near Witham on Wednesday afternoon. Images showed thick plumes of smoke billowing across the road after the crash.

Essex Police said the A12 will be closed for several hours while emergency services deal with the incident.

lorryessex0802b.jpgAftermath: The wrecked lorry on the A12

An air ambulance was scrambled to the scene. It is not yet known if anyone is injured. An Essex Police spokesman said: “Officers are at the scene of an RTC on the #A12 Southbound at Witham.

“It is affecting both sides and drivers are asked to avoid the area as the road and the Coleman’s Bridge will be closed for a number of hours and through the rush hour.

“Drivers are asked to find alternative routes.”

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