Wiltshire

Stuck lorry causes travel chaos in Marlborough

Oxford Street, Marlborough, Wiltshire
Image caption Herd Street in Marlborough was closed in both directions after the vehicle became wedged

A lorry caused three-mile tailbacks after it became wedged against a house while attempting to turn a corner.

The vehicle got stuck, blocking access to Herd Street, Marlborough, Wiltshire, at about 16:50 BST.

Drivers had faced long delays when the road into the market town was closed, but the lorry has since been moved.

PC Keith Larkworthy, said: "We tried to get the lorry down the hill but it became wedged in the middle of the road blocking access into Marlborough."

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Image caption It is thought the driver was following a sat-nav when he got jammed in the small streets

PC Larkworthy said the goods vehicle had "lost traction" on The Green as it was heading out of town - narrowly missing the house - and had been reversed back "blocking in vehicles".

"Apparently the foreign driver's using sat-nav which can take them into some awkward situations where they get stuck, so it's probably not his fault," he said.

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