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Lorry blocks Bishop's Castle street after becoming wedged between two houses

By Dominic Robertson | Bishop's Castle | News | Published:

Emergency services were called to help to free a lorry today after it became wedged between houses in a narrow Bishop’s Castle street.

The lorry became stuck as it turned into Welsh Street from Castle Street

Police and the fire service dealt with the incident in Welsh Street.

The lorry, carrying nitrogen and sulphur, was wedged in front of two houses.

Two fire crews were sent to the scene at about 1.10pm.

A picture of the wedged lorry taken by @SouthShropCops

Police advised people to avoid the area while work went on to free the vehicle, which was towed back up the adjoining Castle Street by a recovery truck.

South Shropshire Safer Neighbourhood Team later tweeted about the incident, saying: “Bishop’s Castle Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team advise to keep away from Welsh Street, Castle Street and Bishop’s Castle town centre due to ongoing incident with stuck HGV. Fire also on scene.”

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