Gas lorry slips into ditch in Lodge Lane, Bressingham
A Bressingham road has been closed after a gas lorry slipped into a ditch this morning.
Police and fire services were called at 8:41 this morning after the lorry became stuck on Lodge Lane – which has a 7.5 ton weight limit – whilst travelling to a nearby farm.
The lorry belongs to Calor Gas – a supplier of liquefied petroleum gas.
The incident comes amidst growing frustration amongst Bressingham and Fersfield residents about the number of HGVs travelling through the area.
Christine Murton, a nearby resident who had travelled past the lorry this morning, said: "No gritters go up Lodge Lane – this is just typical of what we mean when we say these roads are totally unsuitable for heavy vehicles.
"Lodge lane will now be shut while the police clear this up and any road closure will always push traffic elsewhere, choking up other roads.
"I just hope the driver is OK – he’s just doing his job."
A spokesperson for Calor Gas said: "The tanker is being recovered where safety checks will be made before it returns into service."
A spokesperson for Norfolk Police added: "Police were called at 8:41am this morning to Lodge Lane, Bressingham, to reports that the trailer part of a gas tanker lorry had fallen into a ditch.
"No injuries or damage to the tanker were reported.
"The road is expected to be closed while recovery takes place."
More to follow.