Mid Wales

Spilled feed lorry still in canal in Abermule, Powys

lorry in canal Image copyright H18-PDW Photography
Image caption The lorry carrying animal feed ended up in the canal on Monday, as this picture by Paul Williams shows

A lorry which overturned into a mid Wales canal spilling 28 tonnes of animal feed is not likely to be removed until Wednesday, police have said.

The lorry tipped over on Monday on the A483 between Newtown and Welshpool in Abermule, Powys, partially blocking it.

Dyfed-Powys Police said a specialist crane is needed to move it.

Natural Resources Wales has put booms into the water to contain the sugar beet pellet spillage and any leaking fuel.

There are no reports of closures currently on the road.

However, a police spokeswoman said it was possible the road would have to be shut temporarily when the lorry was removed.

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Image caption The lorry is likely to remain in the canal for another day

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