Hereford & Worcester

Grain lorry crashes into house in Leominster

The lorry
Image caption The lorry was left leaning at an angle against the house

A lorry carrying 28 tonnes of grain has crashed into a house next to a level crossing.

It happened at the Mill Street level crossing in Leominster, Herefordshire, at 05:50 GMT on Friday.

The nearby A44 is likely to be closed all day, Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue service said. Rail services between Hereford and Shrewsbury are expected to be disrupted for most of the day.

No-one was injured in the crash.

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Image caption The crash closed the A44 while train services were also disrupted

A specialist firm was brought in to help move the lorry, which was left leaning at an angle against the house.

The house is damaged but inspections are still going on to see how bad the situation is, Martin Lown from Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said.

"We've got a structural engineer on site and as the recovery continues we will monitor the situation," he said.

Replacement buses are running between Shrewsbury and Hereford.

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