Gritter crashes into central reservation of A11

A gritting vehicle. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

A gritting vehicle. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY - Credit: Archant

A gritter trying to prepare a busy road for traffic in the icy weather crashed into the central reservation of the A11 during the early hours of the morning.

Police Tweeted to say that the vehicle crashed near to Mildenhall at around 4am this morning (Wednesday, February 28).

No-one was injured in the crash and officers said it was caused by a mechanical fault.

A single-lane closure was in place while police cleared up the aftermath of the crash, which reopened shortly before 5am.

Mildenhall Police Tweeted at the time of the incident: 'Gritter has crashed into the central reservation of the #A11 #southbound. No injuries - just a mechanical fault!

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'Single lane closure currently in place.'

After the lane had been reopened, officers Tweeted: '#A11 is now clear.

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'Please remember to drive carefully, it is -5C at the moment!'

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