Tailbacks after lorry breaks down on Bay Gateway

A lorry came off The Bay Gateway and got stuck in the mud on a roundabout on Wednesday morning. Photo by Alec Hurst.
A lorry came off The Bay Gateway and got stuck in the mud on a roundabout on Wednesday morning. Photo by Alec Hurst.
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Tailbacks were caused during early morning rush hour after a 44 ton wagon broke down on the Bay Gateway.

A police spokesman said the lorry was forced to stop in the middle of the roundabout at Slyne on the new link road after breaking down, and later needed specialist lifting equipment to move it after it became stuck in mud.

Police put a diversion in place following the incident just before 7am today, Wednesday, after traffic jams were caused by motorists slowing down to witness the scene.

There have been online reports suggesting the lorry may have mounted the roundabout accidentally, but police confirmed that there was no indication that this was the case.