Home   Dover   News   Article

Lorry accident in Shepherdswell causes power outage and gridlock

A village has been left gridlocked after a lorry hit a tree.

Eythorne Road in Shepherdswell has been completely blocked by the incident, as crews work to clear the scene and fix a power cable brought down by the tree.

Crews are working to clear Eythorne Road, Shepherdswell
Crews are working to clear Eythorne Road, Shepherdswell

Heavy traffic caused by Operation Stack on the nearby A2 is pushing motorists into the small village, with lorries parked along Station Road near to the accident.

With the key thoroughfare blocked, all of the roads into and out of the village are highly congested.

Long queues are also forming to join the A2, as drivers take their place in the long queue to travel eastbound.

Police are in attendance at the damaged lorry, while engineers use cherry pickers to repair the damaged power line.

Police have been contacted for more information.

Avoid getting stuck on Kent's roads by keeping up-to-date on all of the latest traffic and travel news here or by following our live blog .

Read More: All the latest news from Dover

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More