A1 crash: Overturned acid lorry causes travel disruption

Closure on the A1 Image copyright @LincsRuralCop
Image caption The driver of the lorry was unhurt, said police

A lorry carrying 23 tonnes of sulphuric acid overturned on the A1, causing the road to be shut for several hours.

The lorry crashed just after 05:00 GMT south of Grantham, near Colsterworth - shutting the road between the A606 near Stamford and A607 at Grantham.

The road was closed until about 16:30 GMT while recovery took place.

Lincolnshire Police said no leak occurred and the driver of the lorry was unhurt in the crash.

Long delays were reported due to the incident, with traffic diverted via the A606 and A607 through Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire.

Image caption The closure caused traffic tailbacks on the A1

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Heavy traffic was also reported on alternative routes including the A15 and A17.

The A1 runs between London and Edinburgh.

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