Crunch! Lorry becomes wedged under rail bridge
A ROAD was closed and trains were halted after an HGV became wedged under a railway bridge.
Emergency services were sent to Ashford Crescent in Lipson at around 11.30am after the truck became stuck under Ashford Hill bridge causing the road to close.
The driver, a 52-year-old man from Plymouth, did not sustain any injuries.
Keith Lumley, from Network Rail, said: "Devon and Cornwall Police reported a HGV was stuck under the bridge. The signaller was advised and turned all signals to red.
"A Network Rail member of staff was on site at 12.15pm who gave authority for trains to run with a 20mph restriction.
"There was no damage to railway lines and at 12.40pm bridge examiners advised trains could travel at normal speed."
There was a delay of 22 minutes to the 10am train service from Penzance to London Paddington and to all other services there was a five minute delay.
A police spokeperson said: "The incident caused some disruption at the time while the vehicle was recovered and Network Rail assessed the bridge."