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Recovery work continues after lorry shed 100 tonnes of machinery in Stafford

Part of the A34 in Stafford remains closed after a 100 tonnes of machinery fell from a lorry.

It came off the vehicle hit a set of traffic lights at the A34 roundabout at the junction with North Walls around 12:30pm yesterday afternoon (12 February).

A specialist crane has been on site all day today to help lift the load back on to the lorry.

The road remains closed while the recovery work is being carried out and motorists are being advised to try and avoid the area until the work is completed.

Helen Fisher, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport at Staffordshire County Council said: “Our highways crews and specialist contractors have been dealing with the incident throughout the day to get the load lifted off the road and back onto the lorry.

“Once the load has been recovered safely, our highway inspectors will be checking the road and bridge to ensure that no damage has been done. 

“This is unfortunately leading to congestion in the area this afternoon and I would urge motorists to avoid the area until the road has been cleared and is safe to reopen.”

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