TUESDAY 10.40AM: An operation to recover a US fighter jet which crashed in Weston Hills is entering its final stages.
Roads around farmland where the US Air Force F-15D Eagle aircraft came down are now open again as the recovery operation nears completion, with work expected to end tomorrow.
Police have re-opened Broadgate, despite the fact that heavy machinery is still in the area, as well as Moulton Chapel Road, Mill Drove North, Old Fendyke Road and Fengate Drove.
Insp Jim Tyner, community policing inspector for South Holland, said: “We have now been able to open Broadgate for local access.
“However, contractors’ lorries are still working in the area so there will still be times when the road will be closed for a few minutes, without notice.
“There are also ‘Police Slow’ signs in the area and I would urge motorists to comply with these directions.”
FRIDAY 5.55PM: Further disruption is expected in Weston Hills over the weekend as work to recover a US fighter jet which crashed in the village continues.
Insp Jim Tyner, community policing inspector for South Holland, warned that heavy plant machinery and vehicles will be travelling through the village affecting motorists wanting to use Broadgate, Weston Hills, in particular.
“I have been advised by the military authorities that the recovery is taking slightly longer than hoped,” Insp Tyner said.