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A12 lorry crash: 26 tonnes of batteries spilled on road as HGV comes off of bridge

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The southbound carriageway of the A12 will remain closed into this evening after 26 tonnes of batteries, all wired in series, were spilled onto the road when a lorry came off the edge of a bridge. Firefighters remain on the scene and are leading on the recovery of the lorry.
Assistant divisional officer Danny Partridge, said: “We are continuing to lead on recovery efforts in moving a 40ft container from the side of the southbound carriage of the A12.

READ MORE: A12 lorry crash at Witham: Southbound carriageway to remain closed for the rest of the day[2] “As there are 26 tonnes of batteries, all wired in series, inside the container, it is vital that we continue reassessing the situation and work alongside police, Highways England and the load owners to determine the safest way to move this. “We are also working alongside the Environment Agency to minimise any environmental damage.

“The road will remain shut until the container can be moved safely. ”

The driver died after his lorry came off the edge of Coleman’s Bridge and landed near Witham[3] on the A12, where it caught fire.

The man, in his 30s, was pronounced dead shortly afterwards by the ambulance service.

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  1. ^ Comments (0) (www.essexlive.news)
  2. ^ A12 lorry crash at Witham: Southbound carriageway to remain closed for the rest of the day (www.essexlive.news)
  3. ^ Witham (www.essexlive.news)

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