22/01/2017 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


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The Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership says that 'driver error'


caused by 'excessive speed' is the most probable cause


for the majority of incidents, where lorries have come off the A15


Last week saw two lorries come off the road in the same area,


on subsequent days, and they follow many similar incidents in 2016.


It's led to more questions about the suitability of the road


Two lorries coming off the same stretch of the A15 one day after.


On Tuesday, this lorry crashed into a ditch


The day after, this lorry, came off the road, managing to stay upright,


but still causing road closures and delays so the


They're similar to the incidents that happened at the beginning


of last year, including a two lorry smash in January, then an overturned


lorry and a transporter, both coming off the road on the 25th


I've spoken to six separate haulage companies to get their take on why


they think this is happening and some say this carriageway


Some say this carriageway simply isn't wide enough.


I've had a couple of wing mirrors get knocked off by lorries that


are just slightly oversized and they've felt the pulling


as your pulling into the side, so they've swung back out and it


If you meet another lorry, you just hope you don't clatter each other.


I just feel that the road is not fit for purpose, really.


We don't have these incidents further down,


It is very difficult to keep the lorry nice and straight on those


Only incidents causing death or serious injury are fully


investigated by the Police and Lincolnshire Road Safety


Partnership, so accidents like these will have little record,


but police believed driver error, compounded by excessive speed


If they, as hauliers, recognise that stretch of road to be


dangerous at that speed, then those hauliers


and drivers need to slow down to an appropriate speed and,


So, it is not the road? No, there is always a part to play on the road,


but we have to accept that thousands of vehicles go up and down the


everyday and they all do it successfully.


Lincolnshire County Council say once the assessments are complete,


they will see if any structural improvements or traffic management


Three baby seals that washed up on Lincolnshire's


beaches are being cared for by a sanctuary in Skegness.


The common seal and two grey seal pups became separated


from their mothers during last week's tidal surge.


Now they're being looked after until they're strong enough


Looking for his next meal, Donald the Seal is one of three pups


that are now being looked after at Natureland in Skegness.


He's progressing well, but the two grey seals he was rescued


with are still learning how to feed themselves.


Now it's up to the team here to get them healthy and back to the wild.


We're just adding weight to them by building up the fish


When you have really poorly seals and you're


thinking will they survive, sort of thing, it can


be quite a harrowing experience, but, in general,


Seals like this can cost them quite a lot to get them


back to full health, around ?2,000 for the whole process.


You'll need things like antibiotics, feeding up to five times a day,


so it's a lot of care and it can take up to two months.


But hopefully, when they are well enough and weight enough,


they go back into the world and become healthy seals again.


It's a crucial point in particularly the grey seals' lives.


They're just sort of leaving the mums at this time of year.


Not quite prepared for life in the big sea out there.


When you get a big storms surge like that, it can be something that


We think they deserve a second chance in the wild.


When you find them all weak and just a bag of bones on the beach,


it is very hard not to try to help, so that is what we do.


Once the three seals are strong enough they'll be moved to these


The centre relies on funding from visitors, so the pools are also


a chance to see the seals in action before they prepare


Victoria Holland, BBC Look North, Skegness.


Hull City are trailing at the Premier League leaders


Chelsea as the game comes to a close.


Diego Costa scored in first half injury time and Gary Cayhill has


Hull will remain in the relegation zone.


And with the weather forecast, here's Owain Wyn Evans.


A chilly night to come across East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.


We're going to see those temperatures dip close to freezing


You can see my map is turning blue here.


We'll also see some dense fog patches forming.


Lows of about zero Celsius around town.


Watch out for that fog tomorrow morning,


However, by the time we get to the afternoon,


we will see something a bit more promising with sunshine


Actually, it's a fairly settled story over the next few days.


We'll be back later tonight at 10.20pm with more of the day's news.


of freezing fog. Already warnings in place from the Met office. I will


concentrate on the fog as we go through the night. It will become


quite dense late on in the night. When you have cloud cover you so


much fog and that emojis .4 solo but as you saw last night potentially we


could see values are a lot lower than this where the skies remain


clear. Tomorrow morning could be a


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