A broken crane caused a road in Lincolnshire to be closed for over a week.

On Wednesday May 19, a large crane was stuck in a levee on Ingham Road between the villages of Ingham and Stow in West Lindsey.

It is currently wedged by the roadside and needs to be dug up.

As a result, the narrow country road is blocked and had to be cordoned off by motorists for safety reasons.

The machine, believed to weigh about 80 tons, tipped sideways into the curb and blocked the lane.

At the request of the police, Lincolnshire County Council has closed Ingham Road until the crane has been recovered and removed from the area.

The locals are forced to take alternative routes.

The crane, on the side of the trench, is currently covered by a tarpaulin. It has resulted in the street being closed for over a week.

The environmental agency was also called in to inspect the area. This is to ensure that there is no impact on the trench and the surrounding area.

Currently, a tarpaulin is covering the collapsed crane while security keeps people from walking down the street.

Once they have completed their assessment, the crane company will organize the recovery of the vehicle.

A fixed date has not yet been given for the reopening of the street.

Locals believe it could take another week for the road to open as they fill the levees on both sides.

LEC – An overturned crane is blocking Ingham Road between Ingham and Normanby near Stow, closing the road for a week while the crane is being removed.