Stoke & Staffordshire

Stoke-on-Trent A500 closed both ways after three crashes

A500 closure
Image caption Two lorries crashed into two stationary police cars near the Basford roundabout

Three separate crashes led to the closure of the A500 in Stoke-on-Trent.

The road was closed northbound between Basford roundabout and Tunstall after a lorry overturned, spilling diesel onto the carriageway.

The southbound carriageway was shut between the roundabout and the B5045 Shelton New Road junction due to a crash involving two lorries and a car.

Two lorries then also crashed into two stationary police cars. The A500 fully reopened both ways by 15:00 BST.

The first crash happened at about 00:40 BST.

Two people were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

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