Essex

Waitrose lorry wedged under Colchester railway bridge

Lorry stuck under bridge Image copyright Darren Watson
Image caption Traffic and trains were delayed after the lorry became stuck under a Colchester railway bridge

Trains in Essex have been delayed after a Waitrose lorry got stuck under a railway bridge.

The HGV became wedged on the A134 near Colchester North railway station at about 08:00 GMT.

Train operator Abellio Greater Anglia said the incident caused delays of up to 15 minutes in both directions.

A Waitrose spokesman apologised for "delays and inconvenience caused to road and rail users".

The lorry was freed after police took pressure out of the tyres, he said.

"We will work with authorities to fully investigate this," the spokesman added.

Image copyright Darren Watson
Image caption A Waitrose spokesman apologised for delays caused by the vehicle

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