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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