Newark

Lorry sheds powdered paint load in A1 crash

One lane of the A1 northbound at Dry Doddington will be closed for most of the day after a lorry shed its load of powdered paint in a crash.

The collision involving two lorries happened at around 3.30am on Thursday, September 6.

One of the HGVs, a curtain sided 40 foot DAF spilled a load of blue powdered paint across the road.

The second lorry did not stop at the scene but police caught it up further down the road.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesperson said: “The carriageway needs to be cleaned and we are advised this will take some time.

“The second HGV, a Mercedes Benz, did not stop at the scene but has been traced further up the A1 near Newark.

“No-one has been injured in the collision. A diversion is being put in place and we ask that, where possible, people avoid the area until both lanes are re-opened.”

Traffic is very heavy in the area