A143 closed as diesel spill from overturned lorry cleared

Diesel spilled onto the road after the lorry overturned

Diesel spilled onto the road after the lorry overturned - Credit: Charlotte Bond

The A143 near Bury St Edmunds has been blocked after a lorry turned on its side at a roundabout.

Officers from Suffolk police were called to the incident at Ixworth shortly before 5am on Wednesday.

Police are at the scene of the overturned lorry on the A143 near Bury St Edmunds

Police are at the scene of the overturned lorry on the A143 near Bury St Edmunds - Credit: Suffolk police

A police spokesman said the road has been closed in both directions following the incident as the vehicle is recovered.

The spokesman also said the incident had caused diesel to spill onto the road, with recovery crews called to clear the fuel from the carriageway.

The road was expected to be closed for several hours 

The road has been closed for several hours - Credit: Charlotte Bond

Motorists travelling on the A143 are being diverted through Ixworth.


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The Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team confirmed on Twitter shortly before 10am that the lorry was being lifted upright, but warned the road would still remain closed for several hours.

Lorry overturned in Ixworth Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

The diesel from the lorry is cleared from the road - Credit: Charlotte Bond

The incident comes less than a week after a 44-tonne lorry overturned on a slip road for the A14 near Bury St Edmunds, causing traffic delays for several hours.

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