Stretch of A180 now to remain shut indefinitely
DRIVERS may experience traffic chaos on the A180 indefinitely until a bridge – which was struck by a truck transporting a digger – is partially demolished.
As reported, the bridge near Habrough, used for farm access, was hit at 4.31pm on Tuesday.
A spokesman for Humberside Police said: "The driver reported the incident immediately and was unharmed."
Yesterday, the closure of the eastbound carriageway between junctions with the A160 and A1173 led to five-mile tailbacks, diversions and delays of 40 minutes for motorists.
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The Highways Agency closed the route to inspect and repair the bridge and clear broken concrete from the road.
After inspecting the bridge, the Highways Agency had initially hoped to open the route on Friday, but later said: "Inspections have concluded that the damage and risk to road users is so great that a section of the bridge will need to be demolished.
"The agency is currently considering the timescale and arrangements for the demolition, which will require the total closure of the A180."
Drivers heading towards Grimsby are advised to leave the A180 at its junction with the A160, continue eastbound towards Immingham Docks, join the A1173 southbound, then rejoin the eastbound A180.