Broken down caravan blocks lane of A12

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A CARAVAN has broken down on the A12.

One lane of the London-bound carriageway between Axial Way and Spring Lane is blocked.

Traffic is queuing back to the Crown Interchange.

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7:34pm Thu 17 Apr 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

quick call Clarkson, May and Hammond they will sort the old foggies out!
quick call Clarkson, May and Hammond they will sort the old foggies out! A Very Private Gentleman
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12:05pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Robert Shepter says...

I would imagine it is the car/van towing the caravan that has broken down, not the caravan itself. And this makes a welcome change from lorries that shed their tyres over the A12 and cause untold delays... all because the large freight operators want to save a few quid by using recut tyres...
In any event, the A12 is three lanes with an area equal to a hard shoulder on this stretch, so a "broken down caravan" should not cause any delays, except that the funding for the A12 patrol was taken away, and the police are being told they might not have any "traffic" police soon, so are not spending money on the vehicles to patrol roads like the A12 with suitable pulling power to tow a broken down car, van or lorry off the road and into a lay-by...
I would imagine it is the car/van towing the caravan that has broken down, not the caravan itself. And this makes a welcome change from lorries that shed their tyres over the A12 and cause untold delays... all because the large freight operators want to save a few quid by using recut tyres... In any event, the A12 is three lanes with an area equal to a hard shoulder on this stretch, so a "broken down caravan" should not cause any delays, except that the funding for the A12 patrol was taken away, and the police are being told they might not have any "traffic" police soon, so are not spending money on the vehicles to patrol roads like the A12 with suitable pulling power to tow a broken down car, van or lorry off the road and into a lay-by... Robert Shepter
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