Railway users have been urged not to travel during a November weekend and a six-day period over Xmas, as work continues on the East Coast Main Line.
The vehicle was intercepted after the motorist tried to avoid officers by driving without any headlights.
A decision on whether to support a motorway services-type development at Fernwood has been pushed back as councillors sought safety clarifications.
Motorists should avoid the area if they can
The driver saw a group of men siphoning from another vehicle before finding his lorry's petrol had already been taken.
The lorry contained chemicals so the road is likely to remain closed for some time.
The lane is closed after the B6326 Great North Road turn off near Fernwood.
A new crossing is being installed to enable children to get to and from the town’s newest secondary school safely.
A dispute between PA Freight and Highways England has been ongoing since the new A46 was built.
With average property prices in the East Midlands being £241,749, they are £387,512 cheaper than the Greater London average of £629,261.
Nottinghamshire Police officers were called to the A1 at North Muskham and recovered around 20kg of class A drugs from a vehicle.
Officers have reminded road users to drive safely as speed checks continue across the county.