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Friday 17 January 2020

"You can't park there, mate!"

A lorry in a hurry got stuck in a narrow road in Guernsey yesterday.

The delivery vehicle became wedged between scaffolding and a shop in a narrow part of Le Pollet on Thursday (16 January) morning, with pedestrians diverted while efforts were made to free it.

A call was made to the Joint Emergency Services Control Centre at around 08:50 asking for help, as a queue of other trucks formed unable to get through or reverse back into the Lower Pollet, while pedestrians gathered to watch the drama unfold.

Guernsey Police then arrived to divert those on foot, and to manage the growing number of frustrated drivers waiting to deliver their goods to town shops as efforts continued to free the truck from the scaffolding. 

Eventually, the vehicle was released. While no one was hurt, it's not known whether any damage caused to the truck, the scaffolding or surrounding areas.

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