The A617 has reopened after lorry carrying a digger hit a bridge

A digger which fell off the back of a lorry on the A617 near Chesterfield (Photo: Max Parkin).
A digger which fell off the back of a lorry on the A617 near Chesterfield (Photo: Max Parkin).

A lorry carrying a digger on the A617 crashed into a bridge which caused the digger to block the road.

The crash happened at around 10.30am this morning (Wednesday, December 21) and the A617 between Chesterfield and the M1 was reopened at 3.30pm.

Photo sent in by Kevin Copeland

Photo sent in by Kevin Copeland

The incident has now been cleared and traffic conditions are expected to return to normal shortly.