About vehicles were trapped on the A1 M overnight as heavy snow affected parts of the east of England. Six lorries jack-knifed and hundreds of vehicles became trapped along a mile 32km stretch between Peterborough, and Stamford in Lincolnshire. The road was closed in both directions for a "big recovery operation" involving police, Highways England and the ambulance service.
Police from Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire worked with the Peterobrough of England Ambulance Service to check on those who were unable to get off the road.
The first vehicle to get into difficulty was reported at about on Tuesday near Peterborough, but poor conditions meant tailbacks built up and lorries became stuck along other stretches of the road. In the early hours of Wednesday a snowplough had to be brought in under police escort to help get the traffic moving.
Problems on the A1 had a knock-on effect for megan escort sutton coldfield area's hospitals, with the Pwterborough West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust tweeting an urgent message telling staff to go to their "nearest hospital, even if it's not your usual base, rather than risk travelling further in the snow". Please share.
Highways England confirmed shortly after that recovery of all trapped oeterborough had been completed and the road retreated, however, conditions were still poor and drivers have been urged to take care.
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Published 28 February