Lorry trailer left hanging off overhead gantry on M5 after crash

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Lorry tipper gets wedged under gantry on motorway

The tipper reached all the best way right down to the highway bringing site visitors to a halt in each instructions (Image: Twitter/@samgreenslade74)

A lorry’s trailer was left hanging from a gantry throughout a motorway and even pulled off one of many indicators.

Dramatic images confirmed the lorry tipper wedged length-ways between the gantry and the highway.

The photographs defined why a stretch of the M5 close to Cribbs Causeway, linking Gloucestershire with Bristol, was closed this morning.

Site visitors was halted from each instructions and drivers making an attempt to keep away from the closure all headed in the direction of the M49, which unfold chaos to the M4, particularly for these going westbound.

Nationwide Highways mentioned the harm to one of many pace indicators had left ‘all other gantry signs across both carriageways have been affected’.

The police and Nationwide Highways site visitors officers appeared on the scene to assist to navigate and handle site visitors.

Workers remove a tipper truck which had collided with an overhead gantry on the M5 motorway.

Employees have been known as in to take away the trailer from the gantry on the M5 (Image: SWNS)

Workers remove a tipper truck which had collided with an overhead gantry on the M5 motorway this morning. Bristol. 02 March 2023.

A pace signal was seemingly re-installed onto the gantry as properly (Image: SWNS)

Employees have been later seen eradicating the tipper and re-installing the pace signal and individuals who normally use that a part of the M5 have been suggested to permit for further journey time.

A separate crash happened at round 11.39am on the M5 southbound, between junctions 9 at Tewkesbury and 10 for Cheltenham.

Two lorries collided whereas one was reportedly stationary on the onerous shoulder.

This has resulted within the closure of one of many lanes however site visitors was ‘coping well’, in line with site visitors monitoring web site Inrix.

Final yr, drivers on the M20 have been pressured to dodge greater than 20 mattresses flying off the again of a truck.

The HGV was transporting the massive pile of mattresses in the direction of London on the motorway close to Ashford in Kent.

They gave the impression to be stacked correctly within the cage, however the doorways weren’t secured and the wind blew them open.

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Inside seconds, the mattresses flew out, touchdown in entrance of different vehicles, which needed to swerve to keep away from them.

The chaos occurred whereas the truck driver was overtaking within the center lane.

By the point the driving force had crossed into the within lane, there have been simply two mattresses left, with one hanging off the again.

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