A section of the A46 at Thorpe on the Hill is blocked in both directions after sugar lorry overturned and spilt its load.
A tanker overturned just after 11am on Monday, July 9, causing a severe spillage of sugar syrup on the road.
The driver of the lorry, a man in his 30s from the Sough area, has been injured and airlifted to hospital, Lincolnshire Police said.
Highways England has said a large recovery and cleanup will be required.
The road is closed between the A1133 and the A1434 and diversions will be put in place.
An East Midlands Ambulance spokesperson said: “We received a call at 10.52am to an incident on the A46, Lincoln.
“The caller reported a road traffic collision involving a heavy goods vehicle.
“We sent a LIVES paramedic, a responder doctor, a paramedic on a fast response vehicle, a double crewed ambulance and the Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire Air Ambulance.
“One patient is on their way to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham via air ambulance.”
At this stage it is unclear if any other vehicles were involved in the collision.
No other casualties have been reported at the time of writing.
The #A46 is closed in both directions between the #A1133 and #A1434 due to an overturned tanker and spillage of sugar syrup. Large recovery and clean up operation necessary. Diversion info to follow…. #Lincoln #WithamStHughs #Swinderby pic.twitter.com/xceyAWYAQv
— Highways England (@HighwaysEMIDS) July 9, 2018
A HE spokesperson said: “The road is expected to remain closed to facilitate the large recovery and clean-up operation. A sugar syrup solution has been spilt on the carriageway.
Drivers are facing significant delays due to the collision and some bus services will run up to 40 minutes late.
* BOTH SIDES OF THE CARRIAGEWAY ARE BEING CLOSED * – please avoid the A46 as this will be causing traffic delays. https://t.co/ulHAbBfuYO
— FCR Lincs (@FCR_Lincs) July 9, 2018
The Lincolnshire Police Force Control Room warned on Twitter that the road was blocked at around 11.15am on Monday, July 9.
They added delays would be seen for the foreseeable future and to avoid if possible.
A lorry has overturned on the A46 near Thorpe on the Hill and shed it's load. We are closing the A46 in both directions with a diversion in place from Carholme roundabout. Air ambulance in attendance. Major disruption expected and we thank you for your patience and understanding.
— Lincolnshire Police (@lincspolice) July 9, 2018
Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue are also on the scene and said they will be dealing with a spillage for some time into the afternoon.
10:54 – @NHykehamFire, @LincolnSFire & @LincolnNfire in attendance on the A46 Bypass, Thorpe on the Hill dealing with a road traffic collision and spillage on the road – please avoid the area as crews will be detained for sometime
— Lincs Fire & Rescue (@LincsFireRescue) July 9, 2018
This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.
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