Scunthorpe lorry driver airlifted to hospital after M180 accident
An injured lorry driver from Scunthorpe was airlifted to hospital following an accident on the M180 about 10am today (Monday, March 11).
A stretch of the westbound motorway is not expected to reopen to traffic before 6pm tonight (Monday, March 11).
The Scunthorpe driver was cut free from the wreckage and flown to Hull Royal Infirmary.
Traffic was held up on the westbound carriageway between the A161 (junction 2) and junction one with the A18 near Thorne.
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The advice to motorists is: "Please try to avoid the area."
The accident involved two lorries - an orange DAF and a green Volvo.
The driver of the DAF (46) was trapped and had to be cut free by firefighters.
The 48-year-old driver of the Volvo, who is from Cumbria, was uninjured.
Another collision occurred in the same area shortly before 9am. It also involved two lorries.
A 54-year-old man had to be cut free and was taken to hospital suffering with cuts and bruises.
A third accident happened on the eastbound carriageway of the M180 - resulting in slow moving traffic.
It involved two cars - an Audi and a Ford - about 8am and resulted in approximately 1 mile of standing traffic.
Thornton Avenue, Scunthorpe, was partially blocked due to an accident, with Humberside Police units there at 9am.
It involved a blue Vauxhall Astra and a silver Citroen Saxa. No injuries were reported.
There was heavy but brief snow shower in Scunthorpe soon after 9am, driven by an easterly wind. This cut visibility for motorists.
Humberside Police were called to an accident on the A161 near Belton on the motorway flyover bridge, just after 10am The road partially blocked.
Police are asking anyone who any of the accidents on the M180 to call 101, quoting log 205 of March 11, 2013.