Posted on Thursday 13th February 2020
Highways crews from Staffordshire County Council continue to deal with an incident to recover heavy machinery which has come off a lorry on the A34, Queensway at the junction with North Walls in Stafford.
The road remains closed while the recovery work is being carried out and motorists are being advised to try and avoid the area until the work is completed.
The lorry shed its load of heavy machinery and hit a set of traffic lights at the roundabout on Wednesday. A specialist crane has been on site all day to help lift the load back on to the lorry.
Helen Fisher, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport at Staffordshire County Council said:
“Our highways crews and specialist contractors have been dealing with the incident throughout the day to get the load lifted off the road and back onto the lorry.
“Once the load has been recovered safely, our highway inspectors will be checking the road and bridge to ensure that no damage has been done.
“This is unfortunately leading to congestion in the area this afternoon and I would urge motorists to avoid the area until the road has been cleared and is safe to reopen.”