Milk tanker collision closes A41 at Sandford

A serious collision involving a milk tanker closed a section of the A41 between Prees Heath and Tern Hill today.

The milk tanker went into Bailey Brook on the A41 at Sandford. Photo: @EnvAgencyMids via twitter
The milk tanker went into Bailey Brook on the A41 at Sandford. Photo: @EnvAgencyMids via twitter

Emergency services were called to the collision at Sandford at around 2.30am.

The collision took place on the Sandford bends, with the tanker ending up on its side partially in Bailey Brook.

The Environment Agency Midlands worked with Shropshire Fire and Rescue at the scene of the collision and said there was no environmental impact.

The driver was also reported to be safe.

The A41 was closed between the Prees Heath and Tern Hill Island and at the junction of the B5065.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service sent five fire appliances including the Environmental Protection Unit and the Rescue Tender from Prees, Tweedale, Wellington, Wem and Whitchurch with an operations officer.

Crews used cutters and spreaders and environment agency equipment at the scene.

West Midlands Ambulance Service also attended.

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