Lorry shedding load in Hitchin still causing traffic delays

PUBLISHED: 18:10 14 August 2019 | UPDATED: 11:17 15 August 2019

Road closed in Hitchin after a lorry has overturned and shed its load. Picture: HCC Highways

Road closed in Hitchin after a lorry has overturned and shed its load. Picture: HCC Highways

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A road closure related to a lorry shedding its load in Hitchin is continuing to cause delays this evening - with a cordon put up due to reports of an associated gas leak.

Heavy machinery fell from a lorry in Grove Road at 1.50pm, with the road closed between the junction of Woolgrove Road to the junction of Bury Mead.

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Traffic in the area is still heavy at this time.

Herts Fire and Rescue Service also received reports of a gas leak caused by damage from the earlier incident.

One engine from Hitchin attended, with crews liasing with police to establish a safety cordon.

UPDATE: Following a visit from the gas board, the area was considered safe by 7.45pm.

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