PICTURE: Northamptonshire road closed for six hours after lorry crashes into a hedge

A lorry went into a ditch on the A361 in Northamptonshire. Picture by Richard Creighton NNL-150130-100158001
A lorry went into a ditch on the A361 in Northamptonshire. Picture by Richard Creighton NNL-150130-100158001
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A busy road in Northamptonshire was shut for nearly six hours yesterday after a lorry went into a ditch.

The car transporter full of Mercedes slid off the road in icy conditions and into a hedge at around 2.05pm on the A361 near Charwelton.

The lorry, which became stuck, was blocking most of the road which forced police to close the A361 from the Charwelton crossroads to the mini-roundabout in Byfield.

A recovery vehicle arrived on the scene at around 3.50pm and at 6.40pm the lorry had been removed from the ditch.

New wheels were put on the vehicle. The road was reopened just before 8pm.

There were no injures as a result of the crash.