High winds cause havoc on Cambridgeshire roads

Overturned lorry on A1(M) Image copyright BCH Road Policing
Image caption Traffic was diverted while the A1(M) lorry was recovered

A lorry was turned on its side and a car plunged into a river as high winds spread havoc on Cambridgeshire roads.

The A1(M) was shut southbound after the truck carrying beer, wine and spirits crashed at Norman Cross, but the carriageway has since reopened.

A car went into a river following a collision at Christchurch. A tree also fell on to a lorry in Wilburton.

Police advised motorists to take care due to the strong winds caused by remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo.

No one was seriously hurt as the car went into the river after colliding with a lorry on the B1098 at Sixteen Foot Bank, Christchurch.

Image copyright Cambridgeshire Police
Image caption A car crashed into the river at Sixteen Foot Bank in the Fens
Image copyright Cambridgeshire Police
Image caption Diving teams secured the car before it was lifted out

The road was shut while the car was recovered.

Another lorry also caused disruption to rush hour commuters after it went in a ditch on the A14 near Fenstanton on Monday night.

In Godmanchester, a three-vehicle crash on the A1198 shut the road, while a fallen tree hit a lorry on Wilburton High Street.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the UK due to high winds, telling people to beware of disruption throughout the day.

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Image caption A tree fell on to a lorry on Wilburton High Street

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