A360 problems caused by lorry leaving the road

Police Accident sign - crash RTA RTC (Mike Draper)

8:51am 13th February 2018
(Updated 9:11am 13th February 2018)

The A360 through South Wiltshire has had to be closed for a time this morning (Tuesday February 13th), and it's caused some big traffic issues.

The road has been shut at Druid's Lodge since the early hours, after a lorry left the road.

Wiltshire Police has confirmed that they were called at around 11.00pm last night (Monday February 12th), as a lorry had ended up in a field.

As the driver was uninjured and vehicle wasn't blocking the road, they didn't need to attend the scene.

RECOVERY NEEDED:

But the lorry needed to be recovered, so a firm were called out at 1.15am on Tuesday morning to remove the truck from the field.

They warned police that they'd need to shut the road while they did that, with Wiltshire Council assisting with the road closure.

It was thought that recovery would only take a couple of hours, but the closure lasted for more than twice that length of time.

TRAFFIC PROBLEMS:

The traffic issues have had a knock-in effect in the Woodford Valley, with motorists re-directed away from the scene.

There are also temporary traffic lights on the A345 at High Post, which made the situation worse. 

Wiltshire Council has now confirmed the road closure has been fully lifted: 

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