Heavy machinery falls from lorry in Hitchin, causing delays and injuring one

PUBLISHED: 15:18 14 August 2019 | UPDATED: 15:53 14 August 2019

The incident resulted in one person being injured. Picture: Devi Jankowicz

The incident resulted in one person being injured. Picture: Devi Jankowicz

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Motorists are being advised to avoid a major road in Hitchin this afternoon after the load from a lorry tipped over.

Heavy machinery fell from a lorry in Grove Road earlier today. Picture: Cathy Benucci PhotographyHeavy machinery fell from a lorry in Grove Road earlier today. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography

Herts police have confirmed that heavy machinery had fallen from a lorry on Grove Road at 1.50pm today.

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One man was injured in the incident but was quickly discharged by ambulance crews as his injuries were neither serious nor life-threatening.

Grove Road is currently closed from the junction of Woolgrove Road to the junction of Bury Mead while the vehicle is recovered.

Herts firefighters are also at the scene assisting police officers as the situation is being dealt with.

Herts County Council Highways is warning of heavy traffic in the Walsworth area of Hitchin and says delays are to be expected.

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