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Essex: Delays after lorry hits A12 central reservation
8:42am Monday 7th October 2013 in News
The northbound carriageway of the A12 is closed after a lorry, loaded with 27 tonnes of citrus, hit the central reservation and overturned.
The accident happened at 1.15am today blocking both carriageways. Three other vehicles are also involved.
The lorry driver was later arrested on suspicion of careless driving and drink or drug-driving.
The route is shut between junction 19 - at the A130, Springfield - and junction 25 - the A120, Marks Tey - following the accident.
One lane of the A12 southbound has now been opened between Marks Tey and Kelvedon North but delays are expected.
Disruption is expected throughout this morning’s peak period as police investigate the incident and work continues to recover the vehicle and clean up the scene.
Police are currently investigating the incident, after which the operation will begin to remove the lorry’s load, recover the vehicle and clean up the scene.
There are currently delays of 20 minutes in the area but these are expected to increase through the peak period.
There has also been a further collision in tailbacks on the northbound carriageway.
Anyone with information is asked to call Pc Phil Pringle at Stanway road policing office on 101.
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