Forty Foot closed to recover lorry

Police have closed a stretch of the Forty Foot Bank after a lorry ended up in a ditch earlier today (Tuesday).

Drivers are being warned they will not be able to pass through the area between Chatteris and Benwick while the vehicle is being recovered.

It incident happened at around 9:10am near Ramsey Forty Foot. The lorry came off the road and careered into a ditch.

The vehicle’s driver was assessed by paramedics at the scene but has not been injured.

A social media post on the Policing Fenland Facebook page said the ambulance service was called to the scene, but there were no serious injuries.

It said: “Due to a road traffic collision involving a lorry leaving the road, we are having to temporarily close the Forty Foot to enable safe recovery.

“Ambulance did attend but no major injuries have been reported.”

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Earlier this morning, officers issued a warning to drivers as freezing fog covered Fenland for a third day in a row.

The social media post said: “If you haven’t looked out of the window yet, I’m afraid it’s the same story as the last couple of days.

“Freezing fog is covering Fenland.

“Please, please please, drive to the road and weather conditions today. Have a safe day out there.”

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