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Closures on A30 after an overnight lorry crash

Closures on A30 after an overnight lorry crash

Published by Emma Carton at 5:19am 9th August 2018. (Updated at 2:56pm 9th August 2018)

Lane closures are in force on a busy stretch of Cornwall's A30 after an overnight lorry crash.

A digger it was carrying fell into the road near Scorrier after the vehicle struck a bridge.

Engineers have confirmed it is safe, however there was "significant damage" to the carriageway.

Simon Robinson-Barr was caught in the aftermath as he drove past and tells Pirate FM he is a bit shaken up.

His car is badly damaged and he says police told him it is lucky no-one was seriously injured: Read more.

The collision happened at around 11pm on Wednesday, closing westbound for over five hours.

Chiverton Cross to Avers has reopened but one lane is expected to be cordoned off for several hours.

"One lane closed due to earlier accident, lorry colliding with a bridge involved on A30 Westbound from the A390 (Chiverton Cross Roundabout) to the A3047 (Avers Roundabout).

"Lane one (of two) remains closed following a lorry dropping the digger it was carrying after hitting a bridge.

"The lorry and digger have been recovered and the bridge declared safe, but there is significant damage to the road which needs resurfacing".

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