A140 crash: Road reopens after crane crash
The A140 has reopened after a crane truck overturned in the carriageway at Earl Stonham. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN
The A140 at Earl Stonham has reopened more than 30 hours after a 55-tonne crane overturned, damaging the road.
Share The crane truck overturned on Monday, October 26 on the A140 in Earl Stonham. Two people were inside but escaped without injury.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN
The police were initially called to the scene shortly after 2.30pm on Monday, October 26 after receiving reports that a crane had crashed on the busy road, near to the junction with the A1120. After the crane was put back on its wheels and removed from the scene, a team from Suffolk Highways worked for hours to repair damage on the road. The crash also completely destroyed a garden wall, spraying debris across the road.
However a tweet from Suffolk Highways confirmed that the road reopened shortly before 10pm yesterday evening.
The crane smashed through a wall and the home owner is now having to have the tree removed Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN
It said: “The road is now fully open to traffic.
Thank you all for your patience.”
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