What we know so far after lorry carrying huge steel beam crashes into Tees flyover

One of Teesside’s busiest roundabouts is closed and will be for hours after a lorry crashed into the A19 flyover and shed its load. A number of emergency services have been at the scene since 9am on Thursday. A HGV struck the brigade causing significant damage.

Road closures and restrictions are in place while a clean up operation is carried out. Here’s everything we know so far about the crash:

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Where was the location?

The accident happened on the A1046 Haverton Hill Road at the Portrack Interchange roundabout in Stockton.

What did it involve?

A heavy goods vehicle (HGV) travelled underneath the A19 flyover before it clipped the bridge and shed its load on the carriageway. The lorry, owned by haulage company WS Transportation, appeared to be travelling in the direction of Seal Sands at the time of the crash.

What damage was caused?

Pictures from the scene show obvious signs of damage in the middle of the bridge.

There is also damage to the road surface from where the steel beam was dragged across the road during the recovery.

Pictures show the damage caused in the crash

Which roads are closed?

The A1046 Haverton Hill Road, eastbound is closed to the A1032 Newport Bridge Approach Road. One lane of the A19 southbound slip road is also closed to help assist with the clean up operation. Traffic was backed up for four miles at one point near to the Norton Interchange.

Traffic is now unable to cross the roundabout from Stockton towards Haverton Hill. The incident is causing problems for motorists including those heading to Portrack Lane Retail Park.

What we know so far after lorry carrying huge steel beam crashes into Tees flyoverLarge steel beam lifted onto waiting lorry after crash which caused A19 Tees Flyover to close southbound

Was anyone injured?

The North East Ambulance Service confirmed they attended the accident but that they did not treat anyone. A spokeswoman said: “We were called at 8.34am to an RTC involving a HGV which had collided with a bridge.

“We dispatched two double crewed ambulances but the driver of the vehicle did not need medical treatment.”

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