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Work to recover overturned tanker as A1 remains closed

There’s ongoing work to recover a chemical tanker which overturned on the A1 on Friday morning.

The road remains closed between Colsterworth and Stamford.

The chemical load of 23 tonnes of sulphuric acid did not spill on the road but special assistance with recovery is needed.

Photo: R. S. Mortiss

The driver of the HGV was unhurt as he escaped from being trapped.

The tanker overturned after hitting the barrier on the other side.

There are delays through to the A43 (Wothorpe / Easton Hill Turn-off).

Local diversions are in place. Follow police directions and signage.

Police said the road will remain closed for some time. Photo: Sgt Dan McCormack (@LincsRuralCop)

Photo from the scene from the Highways Agency