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Lorry driver finds himself in a tight squeeze in Swindon

The lorry was left on its side as it failed to fit under the bridge. Credit: William Lee

A lorry driver found himself in a tight squeeze in Swindon as he realised too late he had miscalculated the height of his truck.

The red-faced driver was forced to leave his lorry part wedged under a 14ft bridge on Wootton Bassett Road, which resulted in a temporary closure of the A3102. The road is now open.

Credit: William Lee

We got the call at 7.50am to a lorry on its side.

The lorry driver was not seriously injured.

– Wiltshire Police
Credit: William Lee


M4 eastbound open after lorry fire

The M4 eastbound is now open at the Second Severn Crossing but the westbound remains closed after a lorry fire.

Emergency services were called to a hay lorry on fire close to the tolls at around 12:50pm. No one was injured, but the road has been closed on safety ground due to the amount of smoke.