Live updates as A1 closed after lorry carrying acid overturns

Details on closure revealed

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Traffic website Inrix has revealed that drivers need to follow different diversions both north and south. It said: “A1 Great North Road Southbound closed, queueing traffic due to overturned lorry between A607 (Harlaxton / Melton Mowbray Turn Off, Harlaxton) and A606 (Rutland Water Turn Off, Stamford). Congestion to A52 Barrowby Road (Grantham North / Barrowby Turn-off).

Traffic is very slow through Colsterworth on the earlier diversion route. “Despite initial reports of an acid spillage, police have confirmed this to be untrue. The lorry was, however, carrying the chemical.

Traffic is being turned around onto the other side. Closure extended from A151 at Colsterworth.
“Diversion – from Grantham follow ‘hollow diamond’ signs via A607 to Melton Mowbray, then A606 to Oakham and Stamford.” It added: “A1 Great North Road Northbound closed, queueing traffic due to accident on the opposite carriageway, which spread over both sides between A606 (Rutland Water Turn Off, Stamford) and A151 (Colsterworth Services Junction, Colsterworth).

Congestion to A43 (Wothorpe / Easton Hill Turn-off).

“A tanker carrying sulphuric acid overturned after hitting the barrier on the other side.

This, however, did not spill as initial reports had suggested.
Diversion – follow ‘solid circle’ signs via A606 to Oakham and Melton Mowbray, then A607 to Grantham.”

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