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Lorry sheds 100-ton machinery in Stafford roundabout crash

By Thomas Parkes | Stafford | Transport | Published:

A lorry shed its 100 ton load of machinery after it hit a traffic light on a roundabout in Stafford.

The heavy machinery hit a traffic light on the roundabout. Photo: Z70 Photography

The machinery was left hanging off the site of the vehicle at around 12.40pm today on the A34 Queensway roundabout, near the junction of the A518.

A crane will be needed to lift the machinery, Staffordshire Police said.

The heavy machinery hit a traffic light on the roundabout. Photo: Z70 Photography

A spokeswoman for the force said: "We received a call from the ambulance service to reports of a lorry which had shed its load on the roundabout.

"A large piece of machinery, weighing 100 tons, was left hanging on the site of the road.

"Fire and rescue were sent to the scene to help but left because of the weight of the machinery.

"The machinery had hit a traffic light, so the traffic light is also out."

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Staffordshire Police is managing traffic at the scene, with recovery specialists in attendance.

Motorists were still experiencing delays in the area at around 5pm this evening.

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
Trainee Reporter - @TParkes_Star

Trainee reporter at the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch at thomas.parkes@expressandstar.co.uk.

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