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Bin lorry stuck IN Newbury road

Police close road

John Herring

John Herring


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Bin lorry stuck IN Newbury road

A bin lorry got stuck IN a Newbury road this afternoon. 

Old Bath Road has been closed by police and a spokesman confirmed that "a council refuse vehicle got stuck after the road appeared to open up."

The road will remain closed overnight to enable the damage to be assessed. 

A spokesperson for Veolia said: "We are aware of an incident in at Old Bath Road near Strawberry Hill, Newbury where a Veolia vehicle had been trapped, the crew are safe and no one was injured.

"We are working at the scene with the emergency services and West Berkshire Council Highway team, to assess the vehicle following its recovery."

Main image tweeted to @NewburyToday by Mark Gray.  

When contacted by NewburyToday as the news was breaking West Berkshire Council said: "The road is currently closed and members of our highways team are on site. They will be able to investigate once the vehicle has been removed. 

"The Veolia crew are safe and uninjured and are being supported by the emergency services and West Berkshire Council’s Highways team."

Picture by NewburyToday photographer Phil Cannings. 

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  • boris

    05/07/2018 - 18:06

    Remember the sink hole in Japan one week yes newbury council one week how many months do you need to fix this ???