The A1 is closedsouth of Grantham, with queueing traffic and congestion, due to accident, which spread over both sides on A1 Great North Road northbound between A606 (Rutland Water Turn Off) and A151 (Colsterworth Services Junction).
The southbound carriageway between A607 (Harlaxton / Melton Mowbray Turn Off) and A606 (Rutland Water Turn Off) is closed.
Congestion to A43 (Wothorpe / Easton Hill Turn-off).
Congestion to Marston Turn-off.
Traffic is running slowly through Grantham. This is leading to more congestion, especially in the Gonerby/North Parade areas.
The driver of the tanker is being assessed but not believed to have suffered serious injury. The vehicle was carrying a hazardous chemical.
Inspector Mark Gee said: “The truck has got 23 tonnes of sulphuric acid in it, however it is fully intact, there are no leaks what-so-ever from the vehicle. The main issue was the worry that it could leak but it hasn’t at the moment and we do not believe that it will do.
“The problem we are going to have is that we are going to need to recover the vehicle and that could take some time with specialist equipment being needed to complete the recovery.
“So at the moment we expect the road to remain closed for some time this morning and may go into this afternoon.
“There are no injuries to the driver as far as I am aware. The driver was trapped initially but managed to get himself out.”
The road has now been reopened.