Stranded truck leaves North Staffordshire road shut for over seven hours
A busy North Staffordshire road has been shut off for more than seven hours after a truck hit a sign – blocking the route. Police and firefighters were called out Tean Road Recreation Ground in Cheadle at around 9.30am this morning to reports of a collision. Images from the scene showed a lorry wedged beneath the arch onto the recreation ground off Tean Road.
Further photographs showed the back end of the wagon across the busy stretch of road. Just after 1pm neighbourhood officers took to social media to confirm they were at the scene with firefighters along with collision officials. They wrote: “The collision involves a lorry with a trailer.
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Adam Grocott, director at nearby AA Silencers Ltd, used a forklift to help out after claiming the pillars to the recreation ground entrance had been damaged. The 41-year-old told StokeonTrentLive he had spotted up to three police cars and a fire engine. He said: “It happened at around 9.20am, it’s been there a while.
We heard a noise because we’ve got our doors open, with it being nice sunny weather, we went out and the lorry had attempted to drive into the recreation ground.
Emergency services at the scene
“The lorry has hit the arch and it’s pulled the pillars off. One one side it’s pulled the top of the pillar off and on the other side the pillar has been completely pulled out of the ground. “It’s just stuck there.
We got our forklift out to lift the pillar up and make it safe until the fire crew arrived. I was a bit in shock, I didn’t expect to see that. It’s quite a big trailer, I was amazed really, I can’t believe it’s happened.”
Traffic monitoring system Inrix was reporting the road was still closed at 5.15pm.