A1 Closure Both Directions between the A46 and the B6326, Nottinghamshire. Thursday 9th March 2017
The A1 was closed in both directions between the A46 (Newark) and the B6326 (Fernwood) in Nottinghamshire due to a collision involving 5 cars and 2 heavy goods vehicles.
At approximately 08:00 Nottinghamshire Police received reports of a multi-vehicle collision. They immediately deployed crews to the scene and informed our colleagues at the Highways England East Midlands Regional Control Centre (EMRCC).
Highways England Traffic Officers were deployed to assist Notts Police with the incident. Due to the severity of the incident a full road closure in both directions was implemented.
Diversions were quickly put into place to route traffic around the closure. Highways England worked hard with our partners and the emergency services to help release those motorists caught inside the closure of the road.
Throughout the duration of the motorway closure, information was provided to our customers in real-time via our electronic variable message signs (VMS) at the roadside, via the media, on our twitter accounts, via the Highways England websites and to customers calling our customer contact centre.
There were a number casualties and a number of emergency services including Notts Fire and Rescue, Notts Ambulance service, Air ambulance, Notts and Lincolnshire Police attended the scene. Sadly, Notts Police confirmed that there was 1 fatality and 1 serious injury resulting from the collision.
At approx. 15:00 1 lane was re-opened on the southbound carriageway. Emergency services and Highways England crews continued to work to get the carriageway cleared in preparation for re-opening. The complex clearance work continued throughout the day and the road was fully re-opened at 01:22 on the morning of the 10th March
If you were affected by this closure Highways England would like to thank you for your patience and understanding throughout this event.
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