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A140 to stay closed until evening after truck crash nearly 24 hours ago

The crane truck overturned yesterday on the A140 in Earl Stonham. Two people were inside but escaped without injury. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The crane truck overturned yesterday on the A140 in Earl Stonham. Two people were inside but escaped without injury. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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The A140 is expected remain closed at Earl Stonham until this evening – which will be more than 24 hours after a 55 tonne crane overturned damaging the road.

The A140 has been completely blocked at Earl Stonham since the accident yesterday afternoon. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe A140 has been completely blocked at Earl Stonham since the accident yesterday afternoon. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Police officers were called to the scene shortly after 2.30pm on Monday, October 26, after the crane truck crashed near the A1120 junction.

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A garden wall was completely demolished and teams from Suffolk Highways have been on site throughout the night and today carrying out repairs to the damaged road.

It was initially estimated work would be complete by 10am this morning, however almost 24 hours after the accident the road is still closed.

A spokesperson for the authority said: “Following the incident which occurred yesterday afternoon, resulting in the temporary road closure of A140; our teams have been on site to complete road and footway repairs along with ensuring the road is clear of hazardous oils from the vehicle.

“We are working hard to have the road reopened this evening; although we are unable to provide exact details at this time.

“For updates, please visit @SuffolkPolice and @Suff_highways”

Diversions are currently in place through Forward Green onto the A14 at Stowmarket and drivers have been asked to avoid the area if possible.

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A140 at Earl Stonham still closed after truck crash

The A140 is still closed after a crane truck overturned in the carriageway in Earl Stonham yesterday afternoon. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The A140 is still closed after a crane truck overturned in the carriageway in Earl Stonham yesterday afternoon. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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The A140 is expected to remain closed at Earl Stonham well into this morning, after a 55 tonne truck crashed into a garden wall yesterday afternoon.

The A140 is expected to remain closed well into the morning, with police estimating it will not reopen until 10am. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe A140 is expected to remain closed well into the morning, with police estimating it will not reopen until 10am. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Police were called shortly after 2.30pm on Monday, October 26, following reports a crane truck had overturned near the junction with the A1120.

The truck is thought to have crashed into two garden walls and a telegraph pole, coming to a halt on its side across both lanes.

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No other vehicles were involved in the crash and neither of the two people in the truck suffered any injuries.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said the road is expected to be reopened at around 10am, meaning the key route will stay closed through rush hour.

Yesterday afternoon traffic was seen stretching back as far as the A14 and more congestion is likely this morning.

A spokesperson for Suffolk Highways said: “The A140 at Stonham Aspal remains closed this morning following an incident with a large mobile crane, which blocked the carriageway yesterday.

“Suffolk Highways have been on site throughout the night to remove the crane, but the road requires some repair work today.

“There are diversions in place through Forward Green onto the A14 at Stowmarket, but drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible while the road remains closed.”

As of 7am, the road will have been closed for more than 16 hours.

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