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Van trapped in underpass
4:34pm Tuesday 20th December 2011 in News
THIS picture shows the moment a van became trapped in an underpass earlier today.
It is the second time in a month a vehicle has been stuck here, after a Volkswagen Luton van ended up balanced on two wheels in the same spot on November 29.
At 3.15pm this afternoon, the seven and a half tonne vehicle exited Churchill Way and attempted to also travel through the same underpass, but became trapped.
Festival Place warned shoppers that the Festival Way exit was closed, and a team re-directed cars in the shopping centre to the other exit at Alencon Link.
Jane Stewart, of Festival Place, said the van was “wedged in” and a recovery vehicle was at the scene to assist.
She added: “The bridge has to be inspected. We closed the Festival Way exit and have two teams redirecting vehicles. It’s a little slow going at the moment and we are putting out announcements to advise customers as to what’s happening and suggest they might want to stay for a coffee or carry on shopping for a while.”
The road was re-opened at 4pm.
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