Essex

Boat falls from trailer on A12 near Colchester

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Image caption Essex Police coned off the affected carriageway to traffic. Essex Fire and Rescue Service said nobody was hurt.

A boat fell off a trailer leaving it beached on a major road in Essex.

The vessel crashed on to the northbound stretch of the A12 between Ardleigh and Dedham near Colchester just before 12:00 GMT.

The Shona Mae had come off the back of a four-wheeled trailer pulled by a grey car.

Essex Police coned off the affected carriageway to traffic. Essex Fire and Rescue Service said nobody was hurt.

Although the trailer flipped over, the boat came to a rest upright on its keel. One lane remains closed while the scene is cleared.

Image caption Although the trailer flipped over, the boat came to a rest upright on its keel

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