Network Rail chief reminds motorists to check their vehicle’s size after lorry strikes bridge near Worksop

Police received a call at 10:58am after a lorry struck a low railway bridge on the A619 near Darfoulds, just past the Explore Way junction. A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said that traffic is flowing again and that the lorry has been ‘at least partially removed’. Steve Hopkinson, operations director for Network Rail’s East Midlands route, said: “This morning, we responded to a vehicle striking a railway bridge in Woodend, Worksop.

Network Rail chief reminds motorists to check their vehicle's size after lorry strikes bridge near WorksopA lorry became stuck under a railway bridge on the A619 earlier today (May 3).

“Thankfully nobody was injured and we found no damage to the bridge or tracks.

“We’re pleased that passengers and road users are on the move again and we’re sorry to anybody who was held up by this incident.

“Bridge strikes can cause significant disruption and lead to huge costs for the railway, so I’d like to remind drivers to check the size of their vehicle and plan their route to avoid low bridges before setting off.”

Network Rail chief reminds motorists to check their vehicle's size after lorry strikes bridge near WorksopNetwork Rail chief reminds motorists to check their vehicle's size after lorry strikes bridge near Worksop

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