Main route between Northampton and M40 blocked after chicken truck overturns

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Lorry driver escapes with minor injuries

A driver escaped with minor injuries after a lorry-load of chickens overturned on Monday (May 16).

Northamptonshire Police closed part of the A422 at Middleton Cheney, between Brackley and the M40, while they recovered the vehicle — with chickens still inside — and cleaned up a diesel and oil spill.

Fire crews were at the scene for around five hours following the crash at the Banbury Lane roundabout — a busy junction on the cross-country route from Northampton — at 6.20pm.