Delays for drivers caused by lorry crashing into church wall in Sileby
Drivers faced delays this morning after a lorry crashed into a wall at St Mary’s Church in Sileby.
The accident happened in High Street at about 6.15am and the route was blocked both ways causing major delays and tailback in the village.
Little Church Lane was also blocked by the lorry and rubble from the wall.
Resident Robert Butler, 25, said: “It felt like an earthquake.
“I was having a cup of tea at about 6.15am when there was an almighty bang and the house shook.
“I looked out of the window but did not see anything but when I set off for work I saw a lorry embedded in the church wall.
“There was no driver in the cab which was a mess.”
The road re-opened at about 10am but recovery work was continuing.
Meanwhile, Slash Lane, near Sileby, is reported to have reopened after being closed due to flooding yesterday.
More details onhow flooding is affecting other routes in the county here: Roads closed in Leicestershire because of floods .
A road in Burbage also remains closed today after trees fell over. Read more here: Fallen trees block road in Leicestershire village.
• Updated 11am