March 16, 2022 4.35 pm

A1 southbound in Lincolnshire to be closed overnight after crash

Emergency services are at the scene

Update: The southbound lane of the A1 at Foston will be closed overnight to allow for maintenance of the carriageway following the crash. Drivers are being encouraged to follow diversion routes.


The A1 in Lincolnshire has been closed southbound due to a crash between an HGV and two maintenance lorries at Foston on Wednesday morning.

The road is closed southbound between the B6326 at Fernwood and the B1174 at Gonerby Moor, to allow for investigations and recovery.

The outside lane (lane two of two) is also closed northbound past the scene.

Emergency services attended the scene. | Photo: R.S. Mortiss

The crash happened just after 11.15am and the road is expected to remain closed until approximately 3pm today.

One man, the driver of the HGV, has been taken to hospital with injuries described as minor.

Police are asking people to avoid the area where possible and to find an alternative route.

The driver of the HGV was taken to hospital with injuries described as minor. | Photo: R.S. Mortiss

National Highways said Lincolnshire Police, Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue, East Midlands Ambulance Service, and their own traffic officers have attended the incident.

The following diversion has been put in place:

  • Exit the A1 at Newark-on-Trent on to the A46 southbound
  • Follow the A46 southbound to the Saxondale Roundabout with the A52
  • Exit the A46 and take the A52 eastbound towards Grantham
  • Re-join the A1 southbound at Grantham

The collision caused traffic delays.

[caption id="attachment_739406" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] The driver of the HGV was taken to hospital with injuries described as minor. | Photo: R.S. Mortiss

Anyone intending on travelling on this route or on the roads in the vicinity is being advised to expect delays and allow additional time for their journey.