A huge lorry got stuck on Swansea's Constitution Hill

It’s one of the steepest residential roads in the UK – and one lorry driver has found out the hard way how difficult it can be to negotiate. Constitution Hill is only 300 metres in length, but it has a gradient of 20%, or one in five, and is one of the few in the city to be cobbled. Branching off it are a series of streets, and the man behind the wheel of one heavy goods vehicle discovered that manoeuvring from one to another is a lot more tricky than it sounds.

The articulated lorry became stuck on the street just after 11.30am on Monday morning, as it turned from Brooklands Terrace onto Constitution Hill. Women forced to pee in public at Stereophonics gig in Swansea because of hour-long loo queues[1] And after become lodged, it was left to emergency services to come in and help the driver move his vehicle.

A Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “At 11.38am today, a crew from Swansea Central attended an incident in Constitution Hill, Swansea. “A heavy goods vehicle had become stuck on a corner. The Fire Service assisted with scene safety whilst the vehicle was released.

Police were also in attendance.” The Fire Service left the scene at 1.09pm. The lorry belonged to David Hathaway – Quality Assured Logistics haulage.

The company declined to coment.

Constitution Hill’s daunting incline has seen it included on a number of national cycle races.

And it also appears in the opening scenes of cult film Twin Town.

References

  1. ^ Women forced to pee in public at Stereophonics gig in Swansea because of hour-long loo queues (www.walesonline.co.uk)

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