HGV has to be pulled out of drainage pond by two other lorries

Smurfit Kappa Lorry and trailer in drainage pond. Hostmoor Avenue, March. Picture: Steve Williams.

Smurfit Kappa Lorry and trailer in drainage pond. Hostmoor Avenue, March. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

As recovery jobs go – it was a big one.

Smurfit Kappa Lorry and trailer in drainage pond. Hostmoor Avenue, March. Picture: Steve Williams.

Smurfit Kappa Lorry and trailer in drainage pond. Hostmoor Avenue, March. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Two powerful lorries, using lifting equipment, were needed to remove a third, which had become stuck in a pond.

The stricken vehicle – a 'shunting lorry' had ended up in a drainage pond near to the Smurfitt Kappa depot, at Hostmoor Avenue, near March.

The packaging company, which has around 43,000 employees in 350 production sites across 33 countries, declined to comment on yesterday's incident.

A police spokesman said: 'We were called at 7.39am today to an HGV that had left the road and ended up in a ditch.'

Smurfit Kappa Lorry and trailer in drainage pond. Hostmoor Avenue, March. Picture: Steve Williams.

Smurfit Kappa Lorry and trailer in drainage pond. Hostmoor Avenue, March. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

One lane of the road was closed for the lorry to be recovered.

The spokesman said highways engineers took over. 'There was no mention of other vehicles involved,' he added.