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Updated: A52 closed in both directions serious collision HGV and van – expected to be closed all morning

The A52 is closed in both directions between the A46 near Radcliffe on Trent and the A1 near Grantham due to a serious collision.

Update – The road is now open in both directions.

Update 08:50 am 

The incident involves a heavy goods vehicle and a van – the road is expected to reopen at around 1 pm on 15 December. 


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Leicestershire and Lincolnshire Police and ambulance services are on scene.

Diversion routes

Road users travelling eastbound are advised to follow the below diversion route:

  • From the A52(T) Saxondale Island, take the exit onto the A46(T) and continue north until the roundabout with the A1(T)/A17.
  • At this roundabout, take the A1(T) southbound exit and follow the A1(T) until the A52(T) junction at Barrowby.
  • At the top of the slip road re-join the A52(T)

Road users travelling westbound are advised to follow the below diversion route:

  • From the A52(T) junction with the A1(T), take the northbound entry slip road for the A1(T) north
  • Continue on the A1(T) for 23.5km.
  • Take the exit slip road at Newark and head south on the A46(T) to re-join the westbound A52(T) at Saxondale roundabout

AA Roadwatch reports:

‘Road closed due to accident on A52 both ways between Woolsthorpe Lane / Allington Road (Stenwith / Woolsthorpe turn) and Grantham Road (Bottesford turn). Affecting traffic between Grantham and Saxondale.’


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7 am 15 December 2021

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