ACCIDENT: Should look at safer ways of moving straw

The recent fire on the A17 of a large load of straw being transported to a power station highlights the dangers of bringing such loads through the centre of Holbeach and being parked in Barrington Gate.

Had this incident took place in Boston Road near Tesco with children leaving school at that time and in a residential area there would have been much more than traffic disruption to deal with.

As I understand this is the second such incident in Lincolnshire this year I appeal to the drivers, owners of vehicles, and the fire service advisory department to look at safer ways of moving this highly inflammable by-product.

Coun Francis Biggadike

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