A road in Manningtree has been shut after an accident damaged railways barriers at a level crossing this afternoon (Wednesday, July 14).
Station Road is currently shut in Lawford, Essex, because of the accident.
Greater Anglia have also confirmed that some train services have been impacted by the incident.
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Essex Travel News tweeted: “Lawford – Accident at the Level crossing Station Road has been closed due to barrier damage.”
Network Rail Anglia tweeted: “A lorry has hit the level crossing barriers at Manningtree… trains are running but need to be cautioned through this area, causing delays between London and Norwich.”
They added: “We’re carrying out work to replace the barrier, a full road closure will be in place during this time.”
On the Greater Anglia website, trains to Norwich that begin at London Stansted Airport are being terminated early or diverted.
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A Greater Anglia spokesperson said: “14:48 Stansted Airport to Norwich due 16:39 will be started from Cambridge.
“It will no longer call at Stansted Airport, Audley End and Whittlesford Parkway.
“This is due to a fault with barriers at a level crossing.”
Other trains are expected to be impacted.
Motorists are advised to seek an alternative route if they need to head down Station Road.
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