Walkern High Street blocked after lorry gets stuck

PUBLISHED: 16:20 19 January 2016 | UPDATED: 17:07 19 January 2016

The articulated lorry stuck in Walkern High Street. Picture: John Pink - flickr.com/photos/pinkwalkern

The articulated lorry stuck in Walkern High Street. Picture: John Pink - flickr.com/photos/pinkwalkern

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Walkern High Street remains blocked after a lorry got stuck this afternoon.

This articulated lorry became firmly stuck in narrow Walkern High Street on Tuesday. Picture by Emma CannonThis articulated lorry became firmly stuck in narrow Walkern High Street on Tuesday. Picture by Emma Cannon

Police were alerted at about 1.30pm after an articulated lorry for D&R Hankins got stuck while attempting to head up Winters Lane – situated next to The White Lion pub.

Specialist recovery vehicles have been requested but the High Street remains blocked at this time.

A police spokesman said the road has been closed and it is not yet clear when it will reopen.

Emma Cannon, who lives at Three Limes situated next to Winters Lane, sent in pictures to the Comet and said: “This lane is very narrow and is signed with ‘unsuitable for wide vehicles,’ however the drivers and their sat navs do not take any notice resulting in this chaos. The road is completely blocked, so no emergency vehicles are able to get through.

“The house in the photos has belonged to the Cannon family for four generations and is a Grade II-listed building. Councillor Ken Crofton said in 2015 that he wanted to implement a new traffic system/solution for the increased size and volume of traffic using Winters Lane and Totts Lane in Walkern, but as yet no action has been taken and little resolved.”

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