ASDA lorry driver jammed truck underneath Harrogate bridge

An ASDA lorry driver has had a day to forget after jamming his delivery truck underneath a railway bridge in Harrogate.

Tuesday, 7th June 2016, 6:48 pm
Updated Tuesday, 7th June 2016, 8:33 pm
Asda truck in Harrogate

At around 6pm today, June 7, the truck was travelling on Bower Road when it attempted to drive underneath the railway bridge.

However, the driver was left red-faced when the truck became trapped underneath the bridge which was too small to accommodate it.

Police revealed that recovery was on the way for the vehicle with one lane of traffic still open.

However, the blockage has caused an increase in traffic on the road, as well as delays to bus and train journeys.

Northern Rail has stated that services from Leeds to Knaresborough will terminate at Harrogate.

Sgt Paul Cording said that recovery had managed to free the lorry from under the bridge and were in the process of making the road safe before clearing up.

Recovery on scene - image by Paul Cording
Recovery on scene - image by Paul Cording