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Update: A376 Exmouth Road reopens after incident involving lorry

By Will Goddard

18th Jan 2022 | Local News

[H2]SEE ALSO: Recap: Why was the A376 Exmouth Road closed, and what happened at Clyst St Mary roundabout?[H2]

Update 10.11pm: The road has since been cleared and is now open again.

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Update 4.39pm: The object, believed to be a rubble screener, has now been righted.

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Update 4.26pm: An attempt is now being made to lift the object back upright.

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Update 4.01pm: A mother and her two children, who go to a local school in Clyst St Mary, spoke to Nub News at the scene.

One of her children, who was in a classroom at the time, said: "There was a thud, and lots of [what sounded like] breaking glass."

The other child said they heard a 'screeching' during playtime.

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Update 3.29pm: A Clyst St Mary resident has said that he believes the object on its side to be a 'screener' for separating rubble on building sites.

He said: "A few lorries have been tipped over on this roundabout [in the past]."

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Update 3.16pm: Four mobile cranes are at the scene.

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Update 2.46pm: A grit-like substance appears to have been spread over the road.

An unidentified large object is on its side.

A third mobile crane has now arrived.

Devon County Council Alert said on Twitter at 1.10pm: "A376 Closed (Clyst St Mary towards Exmouth) due to ongoing incident. Operational diversion in place with permanent diversion being established. Road closure expected to be 5-6 hours at this time. Expect delays and avoid area if possible."

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Original article 1.03pm: Part of the A376 Exmouth Road is currently closed due to an incident involving a lorry on the Clyst St Mary roundabout with the A3052.

Police, fire, and ambulance services are at the scene.

According to the AA, a lorry lost its load resulting in diesel spilling onto the road.

The incident was first reported at 10.18am this morning (Monday 17 January).

A traffic alert from the AA read: "Road closed, queueing traffic and delays due to shed load and spillage of diesel on A376 Exmouth Road both ways from A3052 to B3179. A lorry has tipped its trailer and lost it load as well as spilling diesel everywhere, the road will remain closed into the late ..."

We will bring you further updates as they come in.

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