Humber Bridge reopens

The Humber Bridge has re-opened after a lorry crashed in high winds yesterday.

Tuesday, 2nd February 2016, 8:25 am
Updated Tuesday, 2nd February 2016, 9:29 am
The Humber Bridge was closed yesterday after a lorry crashed in high winds

The bridge was forced to close to yesterday, after the lorry crashed and was left hanging over the side of the bridge at 12.30pm.

Firefighters attached winches to the lorry and bridge in order to recover it and the driver sustained only minor injures.

A Humber Bridge Board spokesman added:

Earlier a police spokesman said: “The Humber Bridge has been closed southbound since 12.30pm after a HGV lorry overturned and came to rest on its side, hanging over the pathway.

“As a result of the overturned lorry, the driver was stuck in the cabin and a lot of diesel spilt onto the road. The driver has since been rescued out of the HGV cabin and received minor aches and pains and a cut to his finger.

“The southbound lane of the Humber Bridge is not likely to be reopened until at very late this evening, possibly into the early hours of the morning.

“Due to the strength of the wind on the Humber Bridge, it is unsafe to lift the HGV, and it has had to be tied down to keep it down onto the bridge.”