Essential repair works on a level crossing at the A17 will take place next month to ensure train services can still run safely and reliably, with road closures and train timetable changes in place.

Network Rail will carry out the work at Swineshead level crossing on the busy A17 road, starting on Saturday, May 8.

The road surface at the crossing, as well as the track and ballast, were fully replaced in December, but the formations underneath the new concrete slabs have moved and work must be done to prevent damage and disruption.

In order for the work to take place safely, the section of the A17 covering the level crossing at Swineshead will be closed from 7pm on Saturday, May 8 until 7am on Monday, May 10.

As well as this, there will be changed to East Midlands Railway services on Sunday, May 9.

Replacement bus services are in place between Grantham and Boston, to connect train services between Nottingham and Grantham and then Boston and Skegness.

Passengers who need to travel during this time are being advised to check their journey via National Rail enquiries or with their train operator.

A lorry has crashed into the side of the road, causing long delays on the A17 near East Heckington.

Lincolnshire Police is on the scene and closed off part of the road to deal with the crash, which was first reported at around 4pm on Monday, November 18.

The traffic is building in the area. Photo: Google Maps

It is unclear at the time of writing whether anybody was injured in the crash.

Pictures from the scene show how the cabin of the lorry has been badly damaged.

A driver and a passenger have been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a three vehicle crash.

As previously reported, the A52 between Donington and Bicker Bar were closed while police dealt with the collision.

The vehicles involved were a Mercedes lorry, a while DAF box van and a beige Fiat 500.

Police have said that two people in the Fiat 500 have been taken to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham with serious injuries.

Traffic is still building in the area after the crash at 9:55am on Friday, December 14.

Lincolnshire Police have closed off the road while emergency services attend the scene.

This is a developing news story and will be updated as we get more information. Were you at the scene? Speak to a reporter on [email protected]

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