Tailbacks on A1 this morning after flatbed lorry splits in two and blocks Sandy roundabout

The trailer being recovered from the Sandy roundabout. Photo: @roadpoliceBCH

The trailer being recovered from the Sandy roundabout. Photo: @roadpoliceBCH - Credit: Archant

There are long tailbacks on the A1 this morning after a flatbed lorry split in two and blocked the Sandy roundabout.

The lorry that lost its trailer on the Sandy roundabout. Photo: @roadpoliceBCH

The lorry that lost its trailer on the Sandy roundabout. Photo: @roadpoliceBCH - Credit: Archant

The lorry lost its trailer shortly after 6am as it drove northbound onto the roundabout, where the A1 meets the A603 and B1042 – and police are expecting delays to continue through the morning.

Commuters took to social media to warn each other, with one user writing shortly after the incident: “Had to go over the grass on the actual roundabout to get past. That’s going to get busy soon.”

Another replied: “Thanks! That’ll make the route to Bedford fun.”

A police spokeswoman told the Comet that they had been called at 6.10am, and that the lorry was still at the scene as of 9am.

“The A1 was temporarily closed at the roundabout with the A603, and we’ve now got one lane reopened,” she said.

“We’re expecting delays for some time while recovery work is carried out.”

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