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‘Carnage’ as Royal Mail lorry gets wedged under Caledonian Road bridge

PUBLISHED: 13:38 31 July 2017 | UPDATED: 13:38 31 July 2017

The lorry was stuck for about 90 minutes. Picture: Duncan Hamilton

The lorry was stuck for about 90 minutes. Picture: Duncan Hamilton

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There was carnage on the Cally Road during the Friday night rush-hour when a Royal Mail lorry got wedged beneath the Overground bridge.

The incident caused 'carnage' in the Cally Road. Picture: Duncan HamiltonThe incident caused 'carnage' in the Cally Road. Picture: Duncan Hamilton

The vehicle was stuck there for about 90 minutes before it was freed.

Onlooker Duncan Hamilton heard it happen from his flat. He told the Gazette: “I live next to the bridge and heard this loud scraping noise from inside my apartment.

The vehicle got stuck during rush hour on Friday. Picture: Duncan HamiltonThe vehicle got stuck during rush hour on Friday. Picture: Duncan Hamilton

“It was probably only stuck for around one-and-a-half hours but there was temporary traffic lights for a separate roadway repair so it was traffic carnage.”

Buses were diverted and the London Overground line was suspended while emergency services dealt with the situation.


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