A52 Clifton Bridge: Road reopened after lorry shed its load on busy road

The A52 has been reopened after a lorry shed its load on a busy road.

Police were called to Clifton Flyover, above Clifton Lane, Nottingham, where debris was blocking a lane on Wednesday afternoon.

At 20:45 GMT, National Highways said the broken down lorry had rubble and hydraulic fluid spilled onto the bridge, which had since been cleared up.

A witness said he saw "two large blocks of concrete fell into the road."

Marcus Curtis, who drove past the scene at about 15:20 GMT, said police put cones in place to make the area safe.

His friend, who was operating Mr Curtis's phone, filmed the concrete as they drove past.

Mr Curtis added: "Police on the scene had coned off two lanes as two large blocks of concrete had fallen from a flat bed lorry."

National Highways said the lorry suffered a hydraulic leak alongside rubble falling onto the the A52 eastbound within the A453 Riverside junction, which caused three of four lanes to close.

Nottingham City Transport's Navy 1, 3, 4, 48 and Grey 53 services were delayed as a result.

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