Video: Oakham level crossing shut as trailer breaks

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Update: A level crossing barrier in Oakham has now been cleared after it was blocked by a tractor trailer.

The axle of the trailer, which was carrying more than 30 hay bales, collapsed at the Melton Road level crossing at about 11.50am today (Monday).

A broken down tractor trailer at the level crossing in Melton Road, Oakham

A broken down tractor trailer at the level crossing in Melton Road, Oakham

Police and Network Rail engineers were called and one lane of the road was cordoned off to traffic on the Barleythorpe Road side.

Two forklifts were also called in to move the bales and the trailer was then dragged away from the crossing.

The trailer collapsed just after it was driven over the crossing so trains were able to pass by as normal.

Traffic is once again flowing normally.