A1 southbound closed after lorry crashes into bridge near Wyboston

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The A1 is shut southbound after a lorry crashed into a bridge near Wyboston.

The closure is within the junction of the A428 at Eaton Socon and Little Barford. Police are at the scene.

National Highways East stated: "Traffic is being diverted off onto the A428 eastbound but can re-enter the A1 south via Wyboston roundabout.

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"There are currently delays of 20 minutes against expected traffic. Normal traffic conditions are expected between 1pm and 1.15pm.”

The scene. Image: BCH Road Policing Unit.The scene. Image: BCH Road Policing Unit.
The scene. Image: BCH Road Policing Unit.

BCH Road Policing Unit stated: “A heavy goods vehicle has struck the bridge shedding its load. Closures are in place, expect lengthy delays.”

Bedfordshire Police stated: “We were called just before 10am this morning (Thursday, July 11) to a report of a collision involving a lorry and a bridge on the southbound carriageway of the A1 just before the junction for the A428/Wyboston Lakes.

“Officers are at the scene and the road is likely to be closed for a while whilst the incident in dealt with."