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Lorry carrying Christmas trees blocks A12

PUBLISHED: 09:32 03 December 2018

The incident happened on the A12 at Stratford St Mary Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

The incident happened on the A12 at Stratford St Mary Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

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A rather festive lorry with a blown out tyre caused an obstruction on the A12 at Stratford St Mary.

Police were called at 6.10am on Monday morning with reports of a lorry blocking the major Suffolk road, heading northbound towards Ipswich.

The vehicle, which was carrying a large number of Christmas trees, obstructed one lane of the A12 at Stratford St Mary.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said the road was cleared by 6.45am.

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