Shropshire Star

Lorry overturns causing long delays at busy A5 roundabout near Oswestry

The busy A5 has been after a lorry rolled onto its side at a busy junction.

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The overturned lorry. Photo: Oswestry SNT

Emergency services went to the scene at the Mile End Roundabout near Oswestry after several 999 calls at about 1.30pm today.

They found the lorry on its side. It is believed the driver was not hurt.

Firefighters with the lorry at Mile End. Photo: Jim Barker

National Highways said: "The A5 in Shropshire is closed southbound between the A495 (near Whittington) and the A483 (near Oswestry) due to a collision that has resulted in a heavy goods vehicle coming to rest on its side."

The Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service said three crews from Oswestry, Baschurch and Ellesmere went to the roundabout along with the emergency tender from Wellington.

Oswestry police warned of disruption to traffic and the AA Roadwatch showed long tailbacks at the major junction where the A5 meets the A483.