Lorry sheds 25 tonnes of gravel in M1 spill

Grant Prior 13 years ago
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Highways Agency contractor A-one+ raced to clear-up and reopen the M1 yesterday after a lorry shed its load of 25 tonnes of gravel.

The lorry ran into trouble between junctions 20 and 21 yesterday afternoon after crossing from one carriageway to the other.

Area contractor A-one+ was quickly on the scene to remove the gravel and to repair 3 lanes damaged by spilt oil and surface gouging.

The Halcrow, Colas and Costian consortium also had to undertake extensive repairs to the damaged central reservation barrier.

Martin Fellows, Highways Agency East Midlands divisional director, said: “We worked as quickly as we could to reopen as many lanes as possible to keep traffic moving, even though extensive recovery and repair work had to be undertaken to make the motorway safe to be fully reopened.

“I’d like to thank drivers for their patience and co-operation while this essential emergency work was completed.”

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