Long delays on A1 and A47 at Peterborough after lorry sheds its load

Road accident

Road accident

A serious three vehicle collision on the A1 near Wansford is causing long delays this afternoon, Thursday January 19.

There are long delays on the A1 northbound with traffic back past Water Newton and in both directions on the A47.

It is understood one of the vehicles, a lorry, has shed its load on metal sheets across the carriageway.

The crash has taken place on the A1 northbound after the A47 turn and motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.

Police were called at 4pm to the A47 at Wansford. The road was closed at 5.20pm and reopened at 6.30pm.