Newport's SDR open after lorry shed scrap metal over road

South Wales Argus: Lorry overturns on SDR in Newport Lorry overturns on SDR in Newport

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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10:56am Tue 11 Sep 12

Radio Wales says...

What a surprise! Yet another truck bites the dirt on the now infamous SDR.
The silence from the Welsh Government and Newport City Council is deafening and the consultation is history. What's happening ARUP? We need to know, should I move?
What a surprise! Yet another truck bites the dirt on the now infamous SDR. The silence from the Welsh Government and Newport City Council is deafening and the consultation is history. What's happening ARUP? We need to know, should I move? Radio Wales

11:37am Tue 11 Sep 12

Mr Angry says...

Maybe drivers should be a bit more careful ?
Maybe drivers should be a bit more careful ? Mr Angry

11:40am Tue 11 Sep 12

Bobevans says...

Yes what a suprise another lorry goes over on this very poorly built and designed road. Lorries going over on this road are a a regular occurance yet nothing is done about it
Yes what a suprise another lorry goes over on this very poorly built and designed road. Lorries going over on this road are a a regular occurance yet nothing is done about it Bobevans

11:41am Tue 11 Sep 12

Mr Angry says...

For the record the road was designed when Redwood and Hauge were running the Welsh office
For the record the road was designed when Redwood and Hauge were running the Welsh office Mr Angry

11:42am Tue 11 Sep 12

Bobevans says...

Mr Angry wrote:
Maybe drivers should be a bit more careful ?
Maybe the road should have been constructed better.

There is zero evidence to suport your claimthat it is the drivers fault. If that were the case lorrys would be going over on other roads but they are not.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Angry[/bold] wrote: Maybe drivers should be a bit more careful ?[/p][/quote]Maybe the road should have been constructed better. There is zero evidence to suport your claimthat it is the drivers fault. If that were the case lorrys would be going over on other roads but they are not. Bobevans

11:54am Tue 11 Sep 12

Mr Angry says...

Bob, come back when you know what your talking about.
Bob, come back when you know what your talking about. Mr Angry

11:58am Tue 11 Sep 12

Crazydad says...

Yet another exmaple of bad driving on the roundabouts of the SDR.

An example of poor road design along the entire road - poorly designed roundabouts (3 lanes into 2, 2 not wide enough for busses or lorries), uneven road surfaces, no cambers so when it rains the water runs across the carriageways causing additional driving hazards (the Romans designed cambers to stop this happening).
Yet another exmaple of bad driving on the roundabouts of the SDR. An example of poor road design along the entire road - poorly designed roundabouts (3 lanes into 2, 2 not wide enough for busses or lorries), uneven road surfaces, no cambers so when it rains the water runs across the carriageways causing additional driving hazards (the Romans designed cambers to stop this happening). Crazydad

11:58am Tue 11 Sep 12

Mr Angry says...

Or better still when you've got the anti - Welsh biggotry out of your system, which is probably never.
Or better still when you've got the anti - Welsh biggotry out of your system, which is probably never. Mr Angry

12:01pm Tue 11 Sep 12

Mr_T says...

The design of the road especiall at roads and junctions where there are adverse cambers and lanes which are so narrow in places is a recipe for disaster! You only had to see when the road was openned within a few weeks/months they has an issue inbetween pill and the landfill site on docksway where the road was subsiding due to porr planning and construction! You only have to drive down that way to see vehicles bouncing along with the dips in places!....shocking!
The design of the road especiall at roads and junctions where there are adverse cambers and lanes which are so narrow in places is a recipe for disaster! You only had to see when the road was openned within a few weeks/months they has an issue inbetween pill and the landfill site on docksway where the road was subsiding due to porr planning and construction! You only have to drive down that way to see vehicles bouncing along with the dips in places!....shocking! Mr_T

12:13pm Tue 11 Sep 12

Lliswerry Man says...

Why do most people blame road camber? Yes its not flat, mostly thanks to the constant wearing from HGV's

BUT, they the drivers are well aware of their loads, and on bends, roundabouts should SLOW down, they do not... just watch them on that SDR, they race each other sometimes, especially the open backed tipper trucks.

Just park up and watch them, Im compiling an in car cctv collection of their bad driving, to send to the welsh government agency in charge of Highways.
Why do most people blame road camber? Yes its not flat, mostly thanks to the constant wearing from HGV's BUT, they the drivers are well aware of their loads, and on bends, roundabouts should SLOW down, they do not... just watch them on that SDR, they race each other sometimes, especially the open backed tipper trucks. Just park up and watch them, Im compiling an in car cctv collection of their bad driving, to send to the welsh government agency in charge of Highways. Lliswerry Man

2:15pm Tue 11 Sep 12

crosskeysgirl18 says...

Surprise surprise! Another article about the SDR! Its about time the Council did some work on it to make it safer for road users!! Pathetic Newport Council!
Surprise surprise! Another article about the SDR! Its about time the Council did some work on it to make it safer for road users!! Pathetic Newport Council! crosskeysgirl18

2:20pm Tue 11 Sep 12

Radio Wales says...

It's not achieving much quarrelling about it. Ultimately, the responsibility of the security of a load lies with the driver.
However, A good road can tolerate a bad driver as can good drivers cope with a bad road, but the combination of both bad roads and bad drivers invariably raised the likelihood of an elevated series of similar accidents such as is being observed on the SDR.
The driver will be held to account for his driving and the road authority must be held to account for the road.
It's only a matter of time before serious injury and loss of life will force action on the issue and of course by then, for someone, that will be too late.
It's not achieving much quarrelling about it. Ultimately, the responsibility of the security of a load lies with the driver. However, A good road can tolerate a bad driver as can good drivers cope with a bad road, but the combination of both bad roads and bad drivers invariably raised the likelihood of an elevated series of similar accidents such as is being observed on the SDR. The driver will be held to account for his driving and the road authority must be held to account for the road. It's only a matter of time before serious injury and loss of life will force action on the issue and of course by then, for someone, that will be too late. Radio Wales

2:31pm Tue 11 Sep 12

kamarupa says...

Oooooops!
Oooooops! kamarupa

2:57pm Tue 11 Sep 12

Owain Vaughan says...

crosskeysgirl18, the SDR is the responsibility of Ringway Highway Services, not Newport City Council. The stretch of road in question hasn't actually changed since before the SDR in any case - the stretch approaching the Ebbw Bridge roundabout from the Duffryn Fire station is exactly the same. There is no adverse camber, no lanes merging into one at the roundabout, no uneven road surface. This looks entirely the fault of the road users, not the road.
crosskeysgirl18, the SDR is the responsibility of Ringway Highway Services, not Newport City Council. The stretch of road in question hasn't actually changed since before the SDR in any case - the stretch approaching the Ebbw Bridge roundabout from the Duffryn Fire station is exactly the same. There is no adverse camber, no lanes merging into one at the roundabout, no uneven road surface. This looks entirely the fault of the road users, not the road. Owain Vaughan

3:26pm Tue 11 Sep 12

Mr Angry says...

crosskeysgirl18 wrote:
Surprise surprise! Another article about the SDR! Its about time the Council did some work on it to make it safer for road users!! Pathetic Newport Council!
its not their responsibility - doh !!!!
[quote][p][bold]crosskeysgirl18[/bold] wrote: Surprise surprise! Another article about the SDR! Its about time the Council did some work on it to make it safer for road users!! Pathetic Newport Council![/p][/quote]its not their responsibility - doh !!!! Mr Angry

4:27pm Tue 11 Sep 12

Radio Wales says...

Mr Angry wrote:
crosskeysgirl18 wrote:
Surprise surprise! Another article about the SDR! Its about time the Council did some work on it to make it safer for road users!! Pathetic Newport Council!
its not their responsibility - doh !!!!
In my view, if they can grasp the credit as they did when it was built, then they are fair game to catch the blame when it all falls apart.
"Not my job!" The universal cry of a doomed and morally bankrupt nation.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Angry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crosskeysgirl18[/bold] wrote: Surprise surprise! Another article about the SDR! Its about time the Council did some work on it to make it safer for road users!! Pathetic Newport Council![/p][/quote]its not their responsibility - doh !!!![/p][/quote]In my view, if they can grasp the credit as they did when it was built, then they are fair game to catch the blame when it all falls apart. "Not my job!" The universal cry of a doomed and morally bankrupt nation. Radio Wales

5:38pm Tue 11 Sep 12

Limestonecowboy says...

crosskeysgirl18 wrote:
Surprise surprise! Another article about the SDR! Its about time the Council did some work on it to make it safer for road users!! Pathetic Newport Council!
Do you blame the Council for everything? Do your blame YOUR council (Crosskeys = Caerphilly Council) for everthing?
[quote][p][bold]crosskeysgirl18[/bold] wrote: Surprise surprise! Another article about the SDR! Its about time the Council did some work on it to make it safer for road users!! Pathetic Newport Council![/p][/quote]Do you blame the Council for everything? Do your blame YOUR council (Crosskeys = Caerphilly Council) for everthing? Limestonecowboy

6:44pm Tue 11 Sep 12

arjwain says...

ive seen lorries blasting threw those roads . one nearly tilted over when i was behind it . idiot didn't even stop to give way .
ive seen lorries blasting threw those roads . one nearly tilted over when i was behind it . idiot didn't even stop to give way . arjwain

11:06pm Tue 11 Sep 12

chris227 says...

i think its due to the lorry drivers being over whelmed by the beauty of Newport the superb architecture, the superb shops and the upmarket smartly dressed residents with their Chihuahuas strolling down the roads.
i think its due to the lorry drivers being over whelmed by the beauty of Newport the superb architecture, the superb shops and the upmarket smartly dressed residents with their Chihuahuas strolling down the roads. chris227

7:34am Wed 12 Sep 12

Mr Angry says...

chris227 wrote:
i think its due to the lorry drivers being over whelmed by the beauty of Newport the superb architecture, the superb shops and the upmarket smartly dressed residents with their Chihuahuas strolling down the roads.
Of course this only applies to Newport doesn't it Chris, nowhere else in the entire UK has the same problems.

Take the blinkers off you moron
[quote][p][bold]chris227[/bold] wrote: i think its due to the lorry drivers being over whelmed by the beauty of Newport the superb architecture, the superb shops and the upmarket smartly dressed residents with their Chihuahuas strolling down the roads.[/p][/quote]Of course this only applies to Newport doesn't it Chris, nowhere else in the entire UK has the same problems. Take the blinkers off you moron Mr Angry

9:44am Wed 12 Sep 12

Londonboy82 says...

Nothing will happen until,someone is killed, this is one of several over turned HGV on this road this year, and they insist crashes are few and far between !
Nothing will happen until,someone is killed, this is one of several over turned HGV on this road this year, and they insist crashes are few and far between ! Londonboy82

9:44am Wed 12 Sep 12

Londonboy82 says...

Nothing will happen until,someone is killed, this is one of several over turned HGV on this road this year, and they insist crashes are few and far between !
Nothing will happen until,someone is killed, this is one of several over turned HGV on this road this year, and they insist crashes are few and far between ! Londonboy82

12:16pm Wed 12 Sep 12

high x boy says...

time to improve this road
time to improve this road high x boy

10:31am Thu 13 Sep 12

Crazydad says...

NCC spending money in a proactive way to stop something from happening!!! Ha, Ha, Ha. They will own spend time (a long time knowing this council) and money to investigate the issues and then an even longer time to do something about it (react).
NCC spending money in a proactive way to stop something from happening!!! Ha, Ha, Ha. They will own spend time (a long time knowing this council) and money to investigate the issues and then an even longer time to do something about it (react). Crazydad

10:07am Sat 15 Sep 12

welshmen says...

Time for a NEW M4 to bye pass Newport the SDR and the Brynglass tunnels are the Dark spots where accidents happen all to frequently, if the powers that be want to put Wales on the financial map of the UK then stop dithering and get it done, NEW M4...
Time for a NEW M4 to bye pass Newport the SDR and the Brynglass tunnels are the Dark spots where accidents happen all to frequently, if the powers that be want to put Wales on the financial map of the UK then stop dithering and get it done, NEW M4... welshmen

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