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'Police incident' closes big stretch of Cornwall's A30

'Police incident' closes big stretch of Cornwall's A30

Published by Emma Carton at 6:23am 14th January 2020. (Updated at 1:22pm 14th January 2020)

A police incident has shut a stretch of the A30 in Cornwall through the night.

It has been confirmed that a man scaled a power line at Crowlas on Monday evening.

Negotiators were still at the scene on Tuesday, where more than 100 homes were left without power.

The road remained closed across rush-hour, however it has since reopened and the major diversion has now been lifted.

"We were called to concerns for the welfare of a male on the A30.

"We've been negotiating with the male for a period of time.

"Whilst those negotiations are taking place we've put a temporary closure on the A30.

"We have a closure of the A30 from the junction of the A3074 at St Erth.

"The western end of the closure is the A30 at the A394 for the junction with Newtown.

"Negotiations are still ongoing at this time".

Devon and Cornwall Police

At one point, around 147 homes were without power in the TR20 postcode area.

Most supplies were restored at around 8am on Tuesday but, as of 9am, around 40 were still cut off.

You can check the latest information on Western Power's power cuts map here.

How is the incident affecting journeys?

The A30 was closed between the the A3074 for St Erth and the junction with the A394 at Newtown.

A major diversion was put in place via the back roads around Hayle and Leedstown.

Highways England had said the closures were likely to remain in force across rush-hour but the road has reopened.

"Earlier police incident on A30 in both directions from B3309 (Crowlas) to A3074 Nut Lane (St Erth roundabout, St Erth).

"Police have confirmed the incident has been resolved and the road has been reopened.

"Road was closed since 20:30 last night.

"Some residual delays remain in the area".

Inrix Traffic and Travel

Inrix Traffic and Travel is also reporting heavy traffic on the B3311 at Borea, following the earlier diversion.

You can check the latest traffic and travel information for Cornwall here.

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