Norfolk driver’s lucky escape after high winds topple lorry on Humber Bridge
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A Norfolk driver had a lucky escape after his lorry toppled over on the edge of the Humber Bridge today.
The vehicle, registered to Star Transport in Thetford, crashed in high winds and came to rest on its side, hanging over the pathway above the river Humber.
Its male driver was rescued from the cabin suffering only minor aches and pains and a cut to his finger.
A worker at Star Transport, who did not give their name, said that the lorry had delivered some items to Hull this morning and was unladen on the return trip when the incident happened.
The worker said the firm had not been contacted by the emergency services.
Police have closed the southbound lane of the bridge, and it is not likely to re-open until late this evening.
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of wind for the Yorkshire and Humber area, warning that throughout today and into the evening winds will be strengthening.
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By 8pm this evening gusts are expected to possibly exceed 60mph, with wind speeds reaching 70mph in more exposed spots.