A COUNCILLOR has spoken of her frustration about HGVs getting stuck down a narrow Flintshire lane.

The vehicles have a number of times over the last couple of years become stranded down Gwern Lane in Hope, despite signs warning that is unsuitable for HGVs.

The latest occurrence was on Tuesday, when a HGV blocked the narrow road after getting stuck.

And Cllr Gladys Healey, county councillor for Hope, believes it is an nationwide issue of satnavs not warning drivers that such routes are ill-suited for trucks.

She said: "It's hugely frustrating to hear yet more reports of this issue, the signs are clearly there saying it's unsuitable for HGVs, yet they get stuck down there far too often.

"It's because HGV drivers rely on satnavs, which are obviously not informing them this route is a no-go area or blocking it off their planned route.

"The drivers either don't see the signs, or ignore them as they are blindly following what their satnav is telling them to."

And Gwern Lane residents claim it is an occurrence that happens on average four times a year.

Cllr Healey added: "It's a national issue that needs to be sorted as residents are getting totally and utterly fed up of being unable to get out of their lane because a HGV is blocking it."