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The AP-7 in Tarragona reopened after 5 hours cut by an overturned truck

The AP-7 motorway has remained closed for 5 hours at the height of Tarragona and in a northerly direction after a truck has overturned, traversing both lanes. The accident occurred around 08:00 at kilometer 246 of the AP-7, in the Pont del Diable area, and the large-tonnage vehicle was completely across the road.

The driver was less seriously injured and was evacuated by the SEM to the Juan XXIII Hospital in Tarragona. Several members of the Mossos and the SEM have traveled to the place. In addition, four crews from the Generalitat Fire Brigade have worked on cleaning the road.

Image of the overturned truck on the AP-7 near Tarragona. Photo: Courtesy

They have accumulated up to 4 kilometers north and 6 south. In addition, there have also been 7 kilometers of queuing on the N-340 in Torredembarra.

The road has been completely cut off in one direction. Photo: DT

Finally, the emergency services have managed to partially remove the accident truck at around 1:45 p.m., which has allowed the reopening of a northbound lane. The road has been closed for a total of 5 hours and detours have been made through exit 33 towards the A-7.

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