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Oops!
I drove up to visit my elderly friends this morning, but when I tried to drive from there to the Co-op, I found that town was completely gridlocked due to an articulated lorry getting wedged by the court house. I do wish drivers would read and take note of the signs. There are a couple of routes that make it just about possible for large vehicles to make it through our little town. Turning right here is not one of them!

Stuck!

This huge lorry was trying to turn sharp right down this narrow street.

Stuck!
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sartorias From: sartorias Date: July 22nd, 2016 04:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Like that was going to happen!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: July 22nd, 2016 04:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nope, definitely not going to happen. If he'd come into town the proper way down the bridge, he'd have just about been able to squeeze down that street, but there's no way he was going to make it round that corner.
jhetley From: jhetley Date: July 22nd, 2016 04:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Uh, no?
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: July 22nd, 2016 04:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nope, definitely not going to happen. If he'd come into town the proper way down the bridge, he'd have just about been able to squeeze down that street, but there's no way he was going to make it round that corner.
queenoftheskies From: queenoftheskies Date: July 22nd, 2016 04:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yikes!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: July 22nd, 2016 04:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
If he'd come into town the proper way, down the bridge, he'd have entered that street straight on and just about been able to squeeze down it, but there's no way he was going to make it round that corner.
kaishin108 From: kaishin108 Date: July 22nd, 2016 10:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh my goodness! That is a huge Opps! Will they call in a crane? Keep us posted if he gets out :-o
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: July 23rd, 2016 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Apparently it took an hour to extricate the lorry. I don't know whether it involved uncoupling the cab. I did hear someone talking about possibly needing to get a tractor to help tow it out, but I'm pretty sure they didn't have to resort to a crane because it would have taken hours to get one here.
kaishin108 From: kaishin108 Date: July 24th, 2016 02:13 am (UTC) (Link)
I was thinking that there were probably no cranes around there. Wow an hour! I am glad they got it out.
puddleshark From: puddleshark Date: July 23rd, 2016 06:58 am (UTC) (Link)
A definite case of Oops!

They need to change the wording on the side of the lorry to "WE ARE STUCK".
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: July 23rd, 2016 03:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I googled to see what the company did and found it's a logistics company. There were all sorts of pictures showing how dynamic and wonderful the company was, though not in this case.
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