Resident describes how road in Dickleburgh was blocked after lorry and bus got stuck

A picture sent in by a reader in Dickleburgh of a bus and lorry stuck today. Photo: Steve Green

A picture sent in by a reader in Dickleburgh of a bus and lorry stuck today. Photo: Steve Green - Credit: Archant

The Street in Dickleburgh was blocked for nearly an hour and half on Tuesday afternoon after a lorry and a bus got stuck outside The Dickleburgh Crown pub.

The lorry and bus squeezed together in Dickleburgh

The lorry and bus squeezed together in Dickleburgh - Credit: Archant

Police were called to the scene at 3.30pm after both vehicles got trapped when the Simonds bus tried to pass the lorry which was delivering goods to the pub.

A recovery vehicle from Simonds finally managed to release the vehicles at 4.55pm after having to take precautions to limit damage to the bus and lorry.

Dickleburgh, near Diss, is no stranger to seeing large vehicles block or restrict the main road through the village, with residents reporting damage to their properties.

Today's incident happened right by the home of Jon Wilson, 64.

The lorry and bus squeezed together in Dickleburgh

The lorry and bus squeezed together in Dickleburgh - Credit: Archant


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He said: 'The first I saw of it was cars beginning to back up.

'The dray lorry was parked up and the bus tried to get past. They were touching each other and the bus had stopped.

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'They jacked the bus up on wooden ramps to help get it out. The dray lorry then continued its delivery.

'This has happened before between two lorries. You get one lorry that does not know the street and so it can end up blocked.'

Mark Humphreys, owner of Dickleburgh Stores, had called the police about the blocked road.

Workmen carrying out improvement work to the store, including the opening of a Post Office on Monday, helped to re-direct traffic.

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