Newham Council warns drivers against using recycling centre after A13 lorry crash

PUBLISHED: 12:05 07 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:05 07 August 2018

The A13 is closed after a lorry crashed into the central reservation.

The A13 is closed after a lorry crashed into the central reservation.

Richard Wilson

Newham residents have been advised to stay away from Jenkins Lane recycling centre after a lorry crash closed the A13.

The delivery vehicle littered the dual carriageway with hundreds of Coca-Cola cans after reportedly crashing into the central reservation while travelling westbound between Monday evening and Tuesday morning.

The A13 Movers Lane remains closed westbound with lane restrictions for eastbound traffic.

“Due to the traffic please avoid using the household re-use and recycling centre at Jenkins Lane today,” tweeted Newham Council on Tuesday morning.

Westbound queues stretch as far back as Wennington Viaduct and now affect Junction 30 of the M25, according to Transport for London (TfL).

TfL said on Twitter eastbound queues ran to High Street South while southbound traffic on the A406 snaked to the M11 interchange at Charlie Browns.

Jenkins Lane Re-use and Recycling Centre, in Barking, is free to use for Newham residents.

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