GALLERY: Road closed after lorry carrying 20 tonnes of potatoes topples into field

12:04 23 January 2014

A fully laden arctic load of potatoes has gone off the B1093, Benwick to Doddington Road.

A fully laden arctic load of potatoes has gone off the B1093, Benwick to Doddington Road.

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A lorry carrying 20 tonnes of potatoes came off a Fenland road and ended up on its side in a field this morning.

A fully laden arctic load of potatoes has gone off the B1093, Benwick to Doddington Road.A fully laden arctic load of potatoes has gone off the B1093, Benwick to Doddington Road.

The driver escaped unharmed when the Sainsbury’s lorry veered off the B0193 near Doddington and dropped several metres into a field at about 5.30am.

Police have closed the road so the lorry can be recovered from the muddy field using cranes.

Sainsbury’s have sent another lorry with a team of six workers to retrieve the potatoes.

The road is expected to be closed at the junction of Doddington Clock Tower, allowing access to the hospital only, for most of the day.

A fully laden arctic load of potatoes has gone off the B1093, Benwick to Doddington Road.A fully laden arctic load of potatoes has gone off the B1093, Benwick to Doddington Road.

A diversion has been set up via Doddington Road, Forty Foot Bank, Benwick and Whittlesey.

Police are investigating the possibility that another vehicle was involved in the incident and then left the scene.

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