Stuck lorry causes traffic problems in Anglia Square, Norwich

A lorry gets stuck on a barrier as it turns left from Edward Street on to Magdalen Street, Norwich. Picture: NICK SOUTH A lorry gets stuck on a barrier as it turns left from Edward Street on to Magdalen Street, Norwich. Picture: NICK SOUTH

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
12:01 PM

Firefighters were called to Anglia Square in Norwich this morning after a lorry got stuck on railings.

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The incident caused traffic delays after the heavy goods vehicle collided with a metal barrier whilst turning from Edward Street on to Magdalen Street.

The collision resulted in bus company First suspending services through Anglia Square until the lorry was cleared.

A fire crew from Carrow station was called to make the vehicle and area safe just after 10am this morning.

The road was clear by 11.30am.

11 comments

  • They look better and more sturdy than the previous.

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    Whiley Boy

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

  • I notice that the raillings have been replaced this morning.

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    Whiley Boy

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

  • Norwich isn't blessed with the greatest transport links into the city, why oh why must we make it an assault course once HGV's manage to make it into the city? It's issues like these that slow down our local economy and see us slip lower and lower down the table for desirable locations for business. Warm Regards, Whiley.

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    Whiley Boy

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • Another masterpiece for artics is the left turn from Thorpe Road into Harvey Lane. Also Magpie Road into Edselle Street.

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    nicholas dasey

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

  • Maybe when Anglia Square is finally redeveloped, this is could be one element of the highway that they could also look into resolving. It's silly in this day and age that routes in and around Norwich are still too restrictive due to narrow roads and narrow turnings.

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    Whiley Boy

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

  • This is not a new issue. I remember a First bus colleague getting abuse one evening from a coach driver when Anglia TV had it's studio there. He simply tried to inform the coach driver that there was insufficient room to turn left from the left hand lane & was proven correct when the coach got stuck. The two way traffic at the exit from Edward Street simply makes the issue worse, as now there is no right hand lane to safely turn left from.

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    el84

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

  • This really is of no surprise. Mother and I had been pondering when such an event would occur and by Joe, it has happened. I understand why the railings are there, sure they look nice, but it's preventing vehicles from accessing what is a very densely populated area of shops and dwellings. This is a shame. Glad nobody was hurt.

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    Whiley Boy

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

  • Fire fighters were called! Was there a fire hazard?

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    sensibletrousers

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

  • This was an Accident waiting to happen, Who in there infinite wisdom responsible for roads and highways stupidly placed railing on a corner of a busy road, which gives very limited access to larger vehicles. Its a shame the vibration didn,t cause Anglia Sq to collapse during the night when its deserted.

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    wickobi

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

  • Why don't they just ban lorries in Norwich. It will solve the problems of congestion because without the lorries there'll be nothing in the shops to buy. This will then make NCC happy because they will have achieved what they really want, a motor vehicle free City.

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    nicholas dasey

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

  • No surprise this has happened as it’s a left turn only and the junction has been set up for buses to turn right which they can, there has been no room for large vehicles to make this turn. Poor planning again by our local council, not enough thought into normal use just about the busses.

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    parkeg1

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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