A36 reopens after oil spillage and HGV incident

The A36 has now reopened in both directions after being closed for most of the day to recover an HGV that struck a bridge. Network Rail has inspected the carriageway following the recovery of the HGV and no repairs were needed. Leaked oil had to be drained from the road after some leaked from the lorry, which was carrying 300 litres of mineral oil.

National Highways attended the scene – Kingsway Bridge, near Kingsway House – to drain mineral oil from the road.


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A section of the road, between the A30 in Salisbury and the A303 in Deptford, was closed after the incident occurred at around 10am today (Tuesday April 19). According to Network Rail, the lorry hit the bridge and the lorry’s trailer was stuck underneath it. An environmental support unit had to attend, as there had been a spillage of mineral oil.

Nobody is believed to have been injured. Emergency services attended the scene, along with a Network Rail mobile operations manager to inspect the bridge. The manager confirmed that there was no damage to the bridge other than a few minor scrapes.

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