A140 blocked after 55 tonne crane truck overturns and hits garden wall

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PUBLISHED: 15:31 26 October 2020 | UPDATED: 17:32 26 October 2020

Oliver Sullivan

The crane truck hit two garden fences and a telegraph pole Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The crane truck hit two garden fences and a telegraph pole Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

SARAH LUCY BROWN

The A140 is currently blocked in both directions after a crane truck overturned in the carriageway in Earl Stonham.

Police were called to the road shortly after 2.30pm, following reports that the truck had overturned near to the junction with the A1120.

It is understood the truck - which is said to weigh 55 tonnes - also collided with two garden walls and a telegraph pole. A police spokeswoman said two people inside the truck have not suffered any injuries. No other vehicles were involved.

One resident, whose garden wall was hit, said the junction has been an One resident, whose garden wall was hit, said the junction has been an "accident waiting to happen" Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Highways England crews have arrived at the scene to help assist in clearing an oil spill caused by the accident - although police have been unable to confirm when the scene will be cleared.

Traffic is currently stretching as far back as the A14.


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