Road closed as lorry is jammed under railway bridge


Romilly Scragg

A ROAD was closed for two hours yesterday when a heavy  goods vehicle carrying a mechanical digger became jammed under a bridge.

The incident happened at Shotton Railway Bridge on Chester Road West at about 6pm. Police closed the road and traffic was stopped in both directions for a little over two hours as recovery staff worked to free the vehicle. By 8.30pm, the vehicle was freed and the road reopened.

Network Rail spokesman Victoria Bradley said a team had been out to check the bridge and reported that no damage had been caused.

Shotton Wetherspoons manager Dan Cooper, whose pub looks onto the bridge, said motorists and pedestrians had seemed to cope well with the disruption.

“I only knew about it when a couple of regulars mentioned it,” he said. “There was a little bit of confusion at first but the police were there very quickly.”

He said by 8.30pm the road was open and just a small section of pavement under the bridge remained taped off by police.

l A COLLISION between a car and an HGV took place on the A55 at Pentre Halkyn yesterday.

North Wales Fire and Rescue service received a call to the incident on the westbound carriageway at 10.32am.

A crew from Deeside attended and carried out an assessment but no action was needed.

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