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Crane hits two bridges on A63 causing road chaos

The A63 scene
Image caption The closure is causing disruption

Part of the A63 into Hull was closed when a crane struck two bridges, leading to severe traffic disruption.

The carriageway was closed between South Cave and Brough when the bridge was hit at about 14:00 GMT.

Highways England said inspections of the bridge had now been completed and the road fully reopened at about 18:00 GMT.

It said it expected delays in the area to ease after the closure led to long tailbacks for much of the afternoon.

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Earlier, commuter Tom Catchpole‏ tweeted: "An hour and ten minutes to get home from Howden. Traffic is manic everywhere. Scary how much Hull depends on the A63. Fog, rain and country roads are not a good combination."

Image caption The closure had been causing congestion
Image caption The A63 is the main road west from Hull

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