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Northumberland road closed after fuel tanker overturns and rolls down bank

A lorry driver escaped almost unharmed after the fuel tanker he was driving overturned and slid down a bank in Northumberland[1] . The Carrs Billington Fuels lorry was travelling on the road between the villages Fourstones and Warden when it crashed through a hedge and tumbled down a slope just after 8.30am on Monday. The lorry, thought to be carrying heating oil, fell around 30ft down the embankment, stopping metres away from the railway track.

A Carrs Billington Fuels lorry has overturned on the Fourstones to Warden road near HexhamA Carrs Billington Fuels lorry has overturned on the Fourstones to Warden road near Hexham

The driver escaped with minor injuries and did not need hospital treatment.

The unnamed road near Homer’s Lane has been closed in both directions while workers try to recover the overturned HGV and clear up spilt oil.

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Traffic is being diverted on to the Military Road through Chollerford.

It is believed that the route will remain closed for the rest of Monday, while oil is drained from the tanker and the vehicle recovered.

References

  1. ^ Northumberland (www.chroniclelive.co.uk)

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