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UPDATE: A140 at Little Stonham reopens after 13-hour closure

The A140 at Little Stonham will be closed in both directons for several hours after a lorry left the road and collided with a telegraph pole, trapping the driver. Photo: Environment Agency, Suffolk Land and Water Team.

The A140 at Little Stonham will be closed in both directons for several hours after a lorry left the road and collided with a telegraph pole, trapping the driver. Photo: Environment Agency, Suffolk Land and Water Team.

The A140 at Little Stonham reopened at 5am on Thursday morning - after a 13-hour closure following a lorry crashing into a telegraph pole on Wednesday.

Emergency services arrived at a field just off the A140 at Little Stonham to find an articulated Scania lorry, carrying washing up liquid, on its side, with power cables trapping the motorist in the cab of the vehicle.

The road was closed in both directions for 13 hours, with diversions being set up along the A1120. It reopened at 5am yesterday morning.

UK Power Networks were also in attendance with concerns the cables could be live. A spokesperson for the company said that 376 customers suffered interruptions to their electricity supplies, with most restored within an hour.

The driver was taken to Ipswich Hospital to be treated for minor injuries. Duty Operations Manager, Andy Bates said: “The casualty suffered facial injuries but there were live power cables around him so we had to wait until the area was made safe.”

 

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