Road reopens after lorry overturns following 'serious' crash

Emergency services were called to an overturned lorry in Colchester last night

Emergency services were called to an overturned lorry in Colchester last night - Credit: Steve Wood

A road has reopened after it was closed for a number of hours following a lorry overturning in Colchester.  

Emergency services were called to the overturned vehicle in St Andrews Avenue just before 9pm last night (May 12).

An Essex Police spokesman initially said: "Emergency services are on scene of an overturned lorry.

"Road closures are currently in place at St Andrews Avenue, Greenstead Road and at the rail crossing in Harwich Road.

"We would ask drivers to avoid the area and to find alternative routes.

"We’d like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw the collision or anyone who may have dash cam footage to contact us."

The spokesman has since confirmed that the road reopened at about 1.30am today, Friday, May 13. 

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Anyone with any information to the serious crash should contact Essex Police quoting the incident number 1334 of May 12. 

You can also call us on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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