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A142 blocked near Chatteris on Christmas Eve by HGV

It took a few hours before police could confirm the road had re-opened

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This was the HGV that blocked a main road through Cambridgeshire on Christmas Eve.

“Police are advising motorists to avoid the A142 Ireton’s Way between Mepal and Chatteris, because there is a large HGV currently blocking both lanes,” said a post to the Policing Fenland Facebook group.

“We have officers on the way to try and resolve the situation as soon as possible,” said a spokesperson for Cambridgeshire Constabulary spokesperson.

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A CambsNews reader who took these photos believes the lorry had tried, unsuccessfully, to turn round in the entrance to the former Mepal outdoor centre.

A CambsNews reader who took these photos believes the lorry had tried, unsuccessfully, to turn round in the entrance to the former Mepal outdoor centre.

“Please try and find an alternative route in the meantime

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It took a few hours before police could confirm the road had re-opened and the HGV removed.

“Many thanks for your patience,” said police.

A CambsNews reader who took these photos believes the lorry had tried, unsuccessfully, to turn round in the entrance to the former Mepal outdoor centre.

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