UPDATE: A1 reopened north of Peterborough following collision

UPDATE: The road is now fully re-opened

By Newsroom
Wednesday, 28th October 2020, 7:49 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th October 2020, 8:07 am
Police closed the southbound carriageway.
Police closed the southbound carriageway.

Highways England have said the A1 in Lincolnshire is currently closed southbound between the A607 (Grantham) and the A151 (Colsterworth) due to a serious collision between two vehicles. Police, fire crews and paramedics are at the scene of the accident, which happened at around 6.30pm this evening (October 28).

Highways England said road users are advised to expect disruption and to allow extra journey time.

Highways England said in a statement: “Road users are advised to follow the hollow black diamond diversion symbol on road signs.

“Exit the A1 at the A607 Harlaxton; continue along the slip road and straight over the Swingbridge Road Roundabout. At end of the slip road, turn right (w) onto A606 and continue west. Go straight at Farmers Arms Pub Roundabout & continue along the A606 through Harlaxton, Croxton Kerrial, Waltham on the Wolds and Thorpe Arnold to Melton Mowbray. At the A607/A606/B676 Norman Way/Thorpe Lane junction, continue straight ahead (w) onto the A606 Thorpe End and Sherrand Street, and then turn left (s) onto Burton Street heading south out of Melton Mowbray. Continue along A606 through villages of Burton Lazars and Langham to Barleythorpe Roundabout at the northern end of Oakham Bypass.

“At Barleythorpe Roundabout, turn left (s-e), onto the Okaham Bypass and continue straight over the Railway Bridge Roundabout, Ashwell Roundabout, and A606/B668 roundabout to the A606/A6003/B640 roundabout. Turn left (e) & continue on the A606 through villages of Whitwell and Empingham to the A1/A606 Stamford southbound junction, turn left onto the slip road and re-join the A1.

The accident is on a similar stretch of the A1 to a collision which caused major delays last week.