VIDEO UPDATE: Slow moving load caused tailbacks on the A17

A slow moving ‘abnormal load’ caused big queues along the A17 earlier today.

Police escorted the large vehicle - which was carrying parts for gas works to Bacton in Norfolk – as it passed through the borough’s stretch of the busy route earlier today.

Abnormal load travelling on A17 at Swineshead Bridge.

Abnormal load travelling on A17 at Swineshead Bridge.

Photographer David Dawson was on hand at Swineshead Bridge to get photos and video footage.

Monday, 10.30am: Motorists are being warned that police are escorting an ‘abnormal load’ along the A17 today.

Officers met the large vehicle at the A1 at Newark at about 9.30am and it will travel at 30mph along the A17 through the borough on its way to Norfolk.

At about 10.30am the vehicle had reached Cranwell.

Drivers can follow its progress on the Lincolnshire Roads Policing Unit Twitter account (LincsRPU).