A43 Lorry Overturns - Currently Closed At Towcester - Breaking News
|Author: James Rudd||Published: 12th July 2010 21:53|
Lorry turned over causing A43 to be closed at Towcester
Another lorry has overturned closing the A43 at the so called McDonalds junction of the A43 at the roundabout between Brackley Road in Towcester on the way to Abthorpe and the A5 roundabout at Towcester.
The A43 can't keep itself out of the news in the last week, firstly the fire at the Premier Inn a week ago, behind the Green Man at Brackley Hatch.
Extensive closures and one way systems over the latter part of last week and the weekend for the now annual F1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
And now another HGV lorry has overturned almost exactly where concrete slabs fell off an articulated lorry earlier this year on the 9th March 2010.
Nick Holder, resident of Belle Baulk and effectively spokesman for the action group against further development had only in the last week highlighted how dangerous and congested this part of the A43 is near Towcester and might get worse if there was more traffic
No wonder the Highways Agency are nervous about any further connections to this vital link between the M1, M40 and almost the M4.
Sufficient to put a Highways Holding Order on the Persimmon Bloor housing application for 3000 homes in Towcester that has yet to be overcome and the will be determined by WNDC, although there is no further news on any developments.
The lorry appears to have been carrying something like jam jars, sees broken glass.
The overturned lorry has scattered glass over the area.
South Northants Councillor Ian McCord, who came upon the scene on his way home to Greens Norton from the Council Cabinet meeting, said
“I hope everyone is safe. This is the second accident here involving a heavy lorry in 4 months.
"This truck has demolished the rest of the safety railings that remained from the first crash just beside the pedestrian crossing.
"We cant be lucky all the time and hope these things happen in early morning or late evening when no one is around. I appeal to the police and others to enforce the 40mph speed limit across that roundabout.
'As a daily user of that roundabout I know that vehicles approach this far too fast. “
As of 22.45 on Monday 12th July Northants Police are hoping to have the road reopened by 2 or 3 am on Tuesday 13th July.
Cones and plastic net fencing now prolificate the junction. A43 has reopened