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A&E department at Grantham Hospital closed after fire

All operations and clinics schedule for Wednesday morning at Grantham Hospital have been postponed. Credit: ITV News

The Accident and Emergency department at Grantham Hospital has been closed after a fire on Tuesday evening.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust said all operations and clinics scheduled for Wednesday morning have been postponed.

Meanwhile ambulances are taking patients to other nearby A&Es.

No one was injured in the fire, which was caused by a power cut.

Medical Director at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Dr Suneil Kapadia, said:

“Due to a fire at Grantham hospital on Tuesday evening which caused a power cut, Grantham Accident & Emergency department is currently closed.

"To ensure patient safety, ambulances are diverting patients to other A&Es and we are asking patients who need care urgently to call 111 for advice.

"All operations and clinics scheduled for Wednesday morning have been postponed.

"Our staff have been working hard to keep patients safe and to return services back to normal as quickly as possible. No was injured in the fire”.

– Dr Suneil Kapadia

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A1 southbound now reopened but delays continue

The A1 southbound has now been reopened but delays are still there at A46 / B6166 Lincoln Road (Newark Showground / Air Museum Turn Off), affecting traffic between Newark and Grantham.

Following an accident involving a car and lorry at Long Bennington at around 09:00 the southbound side was closed. It re-opened shortly before 16:00.

Two people airlifted to hospital after serious accident on A1

Two people have been airlifted to hospital after an accident involving a car and a lorry on the A1 at Dry Doddington in Lincolnshire.

Traffic between Newark and Grantham is affected.

There are delays on A1 southbound. Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The collision happened around 8.50am. Both the carriageways were closed to allow the air ambulance to land.

There are delays, road closures and queueing traffic due to accident investigation work on A1 Southbound between A46 / B6166 Lincoln Road (Newark Showground / Air Museum Turn Off) and Valley Lane (Long Bennington / Cotham Turn Off), congestion on A1 to Vicarage Lane / Main Street (North Muskham / Bathley Turn Off).

Diversion are now via A46 south Newark by pass, down the Saxondale Island and then East along A52 to rejoin A1 at Grantham.

Massive smoke plumes visible after substation fire

Giant smoke plumes are filling the skyline close to the site of a fire in Grantham.

Emergency crews are still dealing with the blaze at an EON electrical plant in Spring Gardens, just miles from the city's East Coast rail line.

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Train services disrupted after sub station fire

Train services have been disrupted after a fire at an electrical sub station in Grantham.

Services are currently suspended on East Midlands Trains at Grantham. The firm says the disruption is expected to continue until at least 8pm this evening.

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Other lines impacted by the fire include Hull Trains (between London Kings Cross and Hull) and Virgin Trains East Coast ( between London Kings Cross and Leeds, Harrogate, Skipton, Hull, Newcastle and Edinburgh)

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Thousands of homes without power after fire at Grantham electrical sub station

Thousands of homes in Grantham have been left without power after a fire at an electrical sub station in the town.

Emergency crews are still thought to be tackling the blaze which broke out at the sub station at Spring Hill Gardens this evening.

Fire crews say homes have been evacuated nearby as a precaution.

There are not thought to be any casualties.

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