Fiveways roundabout on the A11 at Barton Mills closed after lorry overturns - police warn closure could last for some hours

A scrap metal lorry crashed this morning. Picture: Forest Heath Police

A scrap metal lorry crashed this morning. Picture: Forest Heath Police - Credit: Archant

Major delays are expected around the Barton Mills area today after a lorry overturned and the driver became trapped inside the vehicle.

The overturned lorry at Five-Ways Roundabout at Barton Mills which has shed its load of scrap metal.

The overturned lorry at Five-Ways Roundabout at Barton Mills which has shed its load of scrap metal. - Credit: Archant

Roads from Fiveways roundabout near Barton Mills are to remain closed ‘for six hours’ due to the overturned lorry.

The lorry is causing delays to motorists travelling through the area, with a diversion route in place via the A134, A1088 and A143.

Police were called at 5.45am and remain at the scene.

They have said the road is likely to remain closed while the lorry, which was carrying a load of scrap metal, is recovered, debris is cleared from the road and the road surface is checked and any necessary repairs made.

The overturned lorry at Five-Ways Roundabout at Barton Mills which has shed its load of scrap metal.

The overturned lorry at Five-Ways Roundabout at Barton Mills which has shed its load of scrap metal. - Credit: Archant


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One fire crew from Mildenhall, one from Brandon and one from Thetford also attended with the driver of the HGV trapped inside the vehicle.

Firefighters released the casualty by 6.17am and had left the scene by 06.27.

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The driver was taken to West Suffolk Hospital with a minor head injury.

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