Long delays expected between Dunmow and Stansted Airport on A120

PUBLISHED: 15:23 11 March 2019 | UPDATED: 16:59 11 March 2019

A lorry has overturned on the A120 Westbound, spilling approximately 20 tonnes of cement blocks on to the road. Picture: ESSEX ROADS POLICING

A lorry has overturned on the A120 Westbound, spilling approximately 20 tonnes of cement blocks on to the road. Picture: ESSEX ROADS POLICING

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A section of the A120 between Great Dunmow and Stansted Airport is closed following an incident involving a lorry.

The A120 Westbound is closed following a lorry overturning, resulting in delays on the road, according to Essex Travel News.

Essex Police said the road is likeley to be closed for a number of hours.

The incident occured just before Smith’s Green, which is west of Dunmow. The lorry was carrying approximately 20 tonnes of cement blocks which had scattered across the carriageway and there has also been a fuel spillage.

Highways England have warned people travelling to Stansted Airport on social media, tweeting:

We are aware of an incident on the #A120 affecting traffic heading from #GreatDunmow towards #Stansted. Colleagues at @EssexPoliceUK and @ECFRS are on scene, with the road blocked at present, and we are sending additional resources to assist. Be aware if heading to @STN_Airport.”

Essex County Fire & Rescue Service said: “Firefighters were called to assist at the scene of a road traffic collision involving a lorry which had overturned on the A120 near Stansted. The lorry was carrying approximately 20 tonnes of cement blocks which had scattered across the carriageway. The carriageway was completely blocked.

Fire crews gave first aid to the driver who suffered a minor injury.”

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “We’re asking drivers to avoid the westbound A120 between Dunmow and Takeley, as the road is currently blocked by an overturned lorry.

We were contacted shortly after 1.25pm today (March 11), with reports the lorry was blocking two lanes and had shed some of its load of breeze blocks.

There are no serious injuries reported. We are working with partner agencies to try and clear the road as quickly as possible, but it is likely to be closed for a number of hours as the lorry and its load needs to be removed. There is also damage to the road surface and barrier, and a fuel spillage. We ask drivers to please find alternative routes and thank them for their patience. We have made Stansted Airport aware and anyone travelling to the airport for a flight is advised to contact their airline operator directly if they have any concerns.

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