Newport's SDR open after lorry shed scrap metal over road
2:50pm Tuesday 11th September 2012 in News
UPDATE: 2.55pm SDR re-opens
NEWPORT'S Southern Distributor Road has now re-opened.
The road was closed in both directions following a lorry crash at 9.50am today near the Ebbw Bridge roundabout.
Nobody was injured.
UPDATE: 12.20pm Nobody injured in SDR crash
GWENT Police said drivers should still avoid the SDR between the Pont Ebbw Roundabout and Maesglas Retail Park.
They confirmed they were called to near the Office of National Statistics at 9.50am today and that nobody was injured in the incident.
UPDATE: 11.02am Lorry sheds scrap metal load across SDR
THE overturned lorry has shed a load of scrap metal across both carrriageways on the SDR.
The incident happened between the Pont Ebbw Roundabout and Maesglas Retail Park. Emergency services are on the scene after the lorry overturned coming off of the roundabout outside the Office for National Statistics.
With debris strewn across both sides of the carriageway, the road is closed until recovery can be completed.
A diversion is in place via the old A48, the B4237 Cardiff Road to the Royal Gwent Hospital; traffic can then head through Maesglas on Menadalgief Road and Docks Way to return to the A48 Southern Distributor Road.
UPDATE: 10.13am SDR blocked in both directions
THE SDR Southern Distributor Road is closed in both directions this morning after a lorry overturned.
The lorry's trailer has fallen over the central reservation.
REPORTS say a lorry has overturned on the SDR in Newport this morning. The incident happened near the Ebbw Bridge roundabout.
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