UPDATE: Lorry stuck fast in country lane

Driver had only been in the job for a few days.

A LORRY driver found himself in a sticky situation, after wedging his vehicle in a country lane in Colyton - to the dismay of angry residents.

The lorry, which is owned by Lavery Transport, was still stuck in Clay Lane as your Midweek Herald went to press yesterday (Tuesday).

It ended up there, thanks to a satellite navigation system, and emergency services were trying to work out how to move it on.

Local resident, John Haye, who discovered the incident at around 8.30am, said: “I was really mad.”

“It was not a big problem until today.

“Sat navs are a problem. I want a weight limit put on this road.”

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He added: “It’s a narrow lane, common sense should tell you not to drive down it.

“All the way up through the lane, they are going to have a major problem to get it out. They can’t go the other way because there is not enough room.”

The incident stumped Seaton Police.

A spokesman said: “It’s sat navs at the end of the day and, obviously, they are not familiar with country roads. It got the driver in trouble. We really don’t know how we’re going to get it out; we haven’t come across this before.

“Don’t trust sat navs. It is not an excuse; it doesn’t mean you are going to have a hassle-free ride.”

The road was closed in both directions as police awaited the arrival of Highways Agency experts to assess the situation.

Keiron McGann, of Lavery Transport, said: “He’s a new driver and only started at the weekend. It’s been a disaster here all morning and we’re trying to arrange something to get him moving. It’s the first time such a thing has happened.”