VIDEO: Road to shut for three weeks after wagon spill

A road in Heptonstall will be shut for three weeks after a wagon overturned and spilled its load.

A lorry delivering material to cover Lee Wood Road, where a resurfacing project was underway, was waiting to unload when a wall is understood to have collapsed and the vehicle slipped onto its side at 10.50am yesterday.

A  wagon rolls into the woods at Lee Wood Road, Hebden Bridge.

A wagon rolls into the woods at Lee Wood Road, Hebden Bridge.

The driver was rescued from the wagon and is believed to have been taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary for checks.

Calderdale Council closed the road and have said it will need to be shut for three weeks.

Derek Sutcliffe, who lives in the village, said: “Fortunately there’s a tree there which stopped the wagon rolling over and slipping all the way down the road.

“There’s quite a big bit of wall down and a lot of damage.”