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Broken-down lorry causes traffic problems on B3232 in Newton Tracey

By e_glanfield  |  Posted: February 27, 2013

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The broken-down lorry on the B3232 in Newton Tracey.

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A broken-down lorry caused traffic problems on the B3232 between Barnstaple and Torrington this morning.

The lorry came to halt on a dangerous bend, as it was travelling uphill, in Newton Tracey at around 9.15am.

The lorry, believed to be from Advanced Pallet Systems in Torrington, was blocking one side of the road.

Motorists were forced to carefully divert around the lorry, which was stuck on a blind corner.

The incident caused traffic queues to build-up, with motorists describing the road as "chaotic".

The lorry was moved from the road by 10am and traffic returned to normal.

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  • Passerby1234  |  February 28 2013, 5:42PM

    Glad to see people have to much time on there hands to tell the papers completely the wrong details. Firstly it was for about 10mins not 45mins and the vehicle wasn't broke down it just lost traction and as a sign that being a HGV driver is still a professional career where the drivers stick together another passing truck soon pulled the vehicle out the way. That road is the main torrington to Barnstaple road and the only sign is at Barnstaple end because of the first steep incline maybe car drivers should pay a bit more attention when using this road and think before they try forcing lorrys to stop in the narrows because they cant spare 2 mins to let lorrys through incidents like this wouldn't happen!

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  • barumbcfc  |  February 27 2013, 4:31PM

    Sorry mate but don't believe there are any restrictions on hgvs on that road.there is an advisory sign at the roundswell roundabout directing lorries through Bideford to torrie . So the driver had every right to be on that road!!!

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  • burwood  |  February 27 2013, 3:28PM

    The road is restricted to large lorries so he shouldn't have been travelling on it!

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