Lorry sheds its load on A51 near Weston

We received a call just before 9am this morning (Wednesday 20 January) reporting a lorry that has shed its load on the A51 between Weston and Sandon, Stafford.

One lane is blocked towards Sandon from the Weston direction. Breakdown assistance is attending to move the vehicle blocking the road. There will be a short term road closure on the A51 from Weston Bank to Sandon whilst the vehicle is moved.

This is adding to the traffic congestion that had built up in the area after a three car collision on Beaconside earlier in the morning, but the road was open again by 9.45am.

Drivers are advised to avoid the area if they can as there are long delays building up.

Anyone with any information on the incident is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 107 of 20 January.