HUGE jackknifed lorry blocking Woking road causes rush hour chaos for commuters

A massive lorry has completely blocked a road in Woking[1] and caused delays as the rush hour commute sets in. Reports of the huge jackknifed vehicle stuck in the middle of Smarts Heath Road first surfaced at around 3pm on Friday afternoon (May 19). Up to three Surrey Police[2] cars have attended the scene.

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A police officer at the scene on Friday afternoon said there were no local tow removal services locally that could deal with a vehicle of this size.

It is believed that the lorry could be stuck in the middle of the road throughout rush hour

It is believed the lorry driver attempted to turn around after realising the large vehicle would not be able to fit underneath the railway bridge.

The driver was spotted sitting in a cab looking “shamefaced” – oh dear.

According to one officer at the scene, the driver attempted to go under a height restricted bridge

Motorists took to Twitter[3] to warn others to “avoid” the area after the vehicle “completely blocked” the road, described to be next to Fremantles School. At around 4.40pm Mayford[4] Green was closed in both directions while heavy traffic backed up to Blackhorse Road. The jackknifed lorry was finally removed more than three hours later and road reopened at around 6.20pm.

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This is the second jackknifed vehicle of the day.

An earlier lorry was “wedged” in Worplesdon[5] Road after attempting to avoid a height restricted bridge. Are you there? Send pictures to surreylive@trinitymirror.come

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References

  1. ^ Woking (www.getsurrey.co.uk)
  2. ^ Surrey Police (www.getsurrey.co.uk)
  3. ^ Twitter (www.getsurrey.co.uk)
  4. ^ Mayford (www.getsurrey.co.uk)
  5. ^ Worplesdon (www.getsurrey.co.uk)
  6. ^ live blog (www.getsurrey.co.uk)
  7. ^ App Store (itunes.apple.com)
  8. ^ Google Play for Android (play.google.com)

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