Category: Northumberland

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Tight squeeze for B&M lorry wedged in Berwick’s historic streets

It’s a bit of a squeeze – and this lorry just wasn’t able to make it through Berwick’s[1] winding streets.

A B&M lorry trying to navigate Berwick-upon-Tweed’s[2] historic streets became stuck while trying to manoeuvre around a small junction.

The red-faced lorry driver was trying to turn from Church Street onto Marygate when they got wedged in next to the Guildhall at around 7.25am on Tuesday.

Canon Alan Hughes took a picture of the lorry but said it’s not the first time somebody has got caught out.

The former vicar of Berwick said: “Luckily it happened quite early in the morning. It’s happened before and a sign had been put up on saying it was unsuitable for HGVs.

“They’ve obviously missed the sign.

“Luckily it happened quite early in the morning. Marygate is the main shopping street, if something sticks there, people can’t get through town.”

Northumbria Police[3] said they were called to help move the lorry which was cleared by 7.55am.

A spokersperson said: “Around 7.25am this morning police were called to reports of a vehicle that was obstructing Marygate in Berwick.

“Officers were on the scene to help the incident and the lorry was cleared at around 7.55am.”

References

  1. ^ Berwick’s (www.chroniclelive.co.uk)
  2. ^ Berwick-upon-Tweed’s (www.chroniclelive.co.uk)
  3. ^ Northumbria Police (www.chroniclelive.co.uk)
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Overturned lorry blocking both lanes of the A68 near Corbridge

The A68 in Northumberland has been shut by police after a lorry overturned just north of Corbridge.

Police and paramedics are still at the scene,[1] near the Stagshaw Roundabout and the Errington Arms pub.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: “Police were called to the A68[2] near the Stagshaw Roundabout area.

Police close the A68 near Corbridge after an accident

Police close the A68 near Corbridge after an accident

“A lorry has overturned and the road is currently closed in both directions.”

Motorists are being diverted via the B6318 and the A6079.

North East news LIVE: A68 closed near Corbridge due to overturned lorry[3]

The North East Ambulance Service[4] paramedics are still at the crash scene, and a spokeswoman added: “We were called to the A68 at 3.02pm to reports of an overturned vehicle.

“We have dispatched a double-crewed ambulance and a hazardous area response team, and we are still on scene.”

References

  1. ^ at the scene, (www.chroniclelive.co.uk)
  2. ^ the A68 (www.chroniclelive.co.uk)
  3. ^ North East news LIVE: A68 closed near Corbridge due to overturned lorry (www.chroniclelive.co.uk)
  4. ^ The North East Ambulance Service (www.chroniclelive.co.uk)