UPDATED: A120 partially re-opened after overturned lorry

Lorry carrying hay bales on fire on A120

Lorry carrying hay bales on fire on A120

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A LORRY has overturned across the central reservation of the A120.

The truck, carrying 26,500 kg of hay bales, was also on fire.

The accident happened shortly after 3.45pm on the westbound carriageway between Great Dunmow and Stansted.

No-one has been injured in the crash.

Fire crews from Stansted, Leaden Roding and Newport cooled down the lorry's brakes following the crash.

The road was closed in both directions at 4pm to allow emergency crews to deal with the incident.

It is expected the area will be affected for several hours while the lorry and its load are recovered from the scene and repairs made to the carriageway.

UPDATE: At 5.35pm one lane in each direction was re-opened past the scene.

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11:14am Tue 4 Feb 14

Gavin2z says...

"The truck, carrying 79 tonnes of hay bales"

The driver will be in trouble then. The maximum lorry load in this country is 44 tonnes!
"The truck, carrying 79 tonnes of hay bales" The driver will be in trouble then. The maximum lorry load in this country is 44 tonnes! Gavin2z
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