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Fault repaired at Spalding's Hawthorn Bank level crossing

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A fault at a busy level crossing has been repaired which caused disruption to motorists and a blue light ambulance.

Network Rail has confirmed that engineers were called to Hawthorn Bank in Spalding after the issue was reported in noon. The crossing was working normally by 2.30pm.

Traffic built up around the level crossing - with a hearse and ambulance being forced to turn around.

Traffic in Spalding's Hawthorn Bank
Traffic in Spalding's Hawthorn Bank

Neil Scott, Head of Operations for Lincolnshire at East Midlands Ambulance Service, said: “Our frontline staff are trained to respond to patients in all types of traffic and road scenarios, whether that is while driving normally or under blue light conditions.

“We have a good knowledge of the geography and road networks of Lincolnshire which means if one route is inaccessible then the ambulance crew will identify an alternative fast and safe option to ensure we can continue to respond to our patients as quickly as possible.”

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