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Overturned lorry closes A1071 in both directions at Hintlesham

PUBLISHED: 13:08 11 September 2018

The A1071 has re-opened at Hintlesham Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

The A1071 has re-opened at Hintlesham Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

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Emergency services were called to the scene of the incident on the A1071 at around 10.15am. The road remains closed and drivers are being asked to avoid the area.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said that the lorry had come off the road ending up partly in a ditch and partly in a field.

As it came off the road the lorry hit overhead cables belonging to BT.

BT engineers are currently on the scene.

Drivers are reporting severe delays in the area with queues stretching back to Duke Street.

One driver said: “I’m stuck in it and have now missed the meeting I came out for!

“The A1071 is closed and Hadleigh back road incredible jammed.”

Recovery is currently being arranged for the lorry but police expect the road to be closed until at least 4pm this afternoon.

There are not thought to be any injuries at this time.

More to follow.

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