Potential disruption as F-15 crash recovery continues

Villagers and commuters in the Weston Hills area of Lincolnshire are being warned of further disruption following a fighter jet crash last week.

Recovery work continues at the site where an F-15 American jet from RAF Lakenheath crashed.

The crash, which happened at around 3.30pm on October 8, did not result in any injuries.

A week of recovery operations began after the incident, which resulted in a number of road closures.

Lincolnshire Police confirmed there will be heavy plant machinery in Weston Hills over the next few days.

Much of it will be approaching from the north end of the village and residents have been asked for their patience.

Access along Broadgate will be severely restricted between the junction with Moulton Chapel Road and Fengate Drove.

Inspector Jim Tyner said: “For the past few days, we have been able to relax the road closure for residents but for the next couple of days there will be times when there will be no access through the cordon. This is necessary for safety reasons’.

Inspector Tyner said that it is hoped the recovery phase will be complete and the roads fully open by Saturday.