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Broken down lorry brings town to a standstill in rush hour

A lorry has broken down in Brandon. Picture: John Davies

A lorry has broken down in Brandon. Picture: John Davies

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A broken down lorry has brought a town to a standstill.

Motorists are being warned to avoid Brandon, Suffolk, town centre after a lorry broke down at about 5pm on London Road.

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Traffic is queueing from London Road to Mile End with overflow affecting Church Road and Rattle's Road.

Councillors in the town have been campaigning for a ban on lorries with many complaining about the amount of HGVs using the town centre since the creation of the A11.

Victor Lukaniuk, a town and county councillor for Brandon, said: "It [The A11] was supposed to alleviate traffic in Brandon but in fact, the situation is much worse."

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