Recovery operation underway for lorry carrying beet pellets which toppled over in Tipps End near Welney

Lorry overturns at Tipps End near Welney. Transferring load from lorry. Picture: Steve Williams

Lorry overturns at Tipps End near Welney. Transferring load from lorry. Picture: Steve Williams - Credit: Archant

After more than 24 hours on its side, a lorry carrying a full load of beet pellets which came off the road yesterday is finally being recovered.

Lorry overturns at Tipps End near Welney. Transferring load from lorry. Picture: Steve Williams

Lorry overturns at Tipps End near Welney. Transferring load from lorry. Picture: Steve Williams - Credit: Archant

The lorry came off the road at Tipps End near Welney on the Norfolk/Cambridgeshire border.

The driver collected a full load of beet pellets from the British Sugar plant at Wissington on Wednesday night and was heading to Newtown, Wales.

'What happened is I should have stayed on the A10 but you know what satnavs are like- mine was obviously trying to get me there on the shortest and easiest route,' he said.

Just 16 miles into his journey he believes a combination of wind and rain forced his vehicle into the side of the road and it overturned into a nearby ditch.


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'I'm just happy to have escaped without injury,' he said. 'It didn't feel too windy but I did feel it a bit as I came round the corner and along this stretch of road.'

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