Two lorries blown over by Storm Doris on M11

PUBLISHED: 07:53 24 February 2017 | UPDATED: 07:53 24 February 2017

Queues on the M11. Library photo. Picture: Gordon Ridgewell

Queues on the M11. Library photo. Picture: Gordon Ridgewell


Lorries which blew over due to Storm Doris closed the M11 northbound and one lane southbound between Saffron Walden and Duxford yesterday (Thursday, February 23).

The first incident, northbound, took place at around 12.30pm between Junction 8 and Junction 9.

Paramedics treated a man in his 50s and he was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge for further treatment.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 12.33pm to reports of a lorry which had blown over between Junction 8 and Junction 9 near Newport.

“We sent an ambulance crew and treated one man in his 50s, who was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital for further treatment.”

Highways England issued the following advice regarding a diversion: “Road users are advised to follow the black circle symbol-led diversion and exit at Junction 8 and take A120 westbound.

“Remain on A120 to roundabout with A10. Exit roundabout on to A10 northbound to roundabout with A505 at Royston. Join A505 eastbound and continue to re-join M11 ad J10.”

The Essex Traffic Control Centre also reported a second incident of a similar nature on the southbound carriageway, which lead to one lane being closed.

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s control teams and firefighters across Essex had dealt with more than 100 weather related incidents by 3pm on Thursday.

The Essex Weather Centre said the highest gust officially recorded in the county from Storm Doris was 70.2mph at the Met Office weather station at Andrewsfield, near Braintree.

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