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Truck at Barker’s Hill roundabout cleared

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A large truck and its cargo, that were in danger of overturning at Barker's Hill roundabout this evening, have been moved.

The 18-wheeler, bound for Tynes Bay Incinerator, was carrying a heavy piece of machinery when it failed to navigate the bend.

First responders attended the scene and a crane was used to right the truck, which then continued on to the incinerator.

A second truck carrying heavy machinery was reversed along North Shore Road to Tynes Bay and by 8.25pm the roundabout was clear.

East-bound traffic on North Shore Road was diverted over Dock Hill and Palmetto Road while the truck was being moved.

The truck is lying across both Palmetto Road and North Shore Road (Photo by Akil Simmons)
First responders look to divert traffic until it can be determined how to move the stricken truck (Photo by Akil Simmons)

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Published March 31, 2015 at 9:00 am (Updated March 31, 2015 at 9:22 am)

Truck at Barker’s Hill roundabout cleared

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