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Massive effort to move HGV follow breakdown

A main road is due to be closed for hours today after a HGV lorry broke down.

The A29 was closed southbound from Broadbridge Heath and northbound from just north of Billingshurst from 4.30pm so heavy lifting equipment could move the vehicle.

Emergency services were called to the incident at around 12pm following reports that a trailer had broken away from the lorry on the roundabout near the Audi garage.

There were no injuries.

Police said: “A crane has been organised to assist with the breakdown and this may cause the A29 to be closed for several hours. Drivers are advised to find an alternative route where possible.”

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8:49pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Dave At Home says...

Ha ha love the reporting, the lorry didn't break down, it's trailer broke in half, dragging the back of tractor down and the front up, while the loaded 20' container on the trailer didn't help. The chassis or skeleton trailer snapped in half, just in front of the landing gear probably caused by fatigue of the metal. Let's hope the MOT and monthly records on the trailer were up date. I bet some transport manager is quaking behind his desk in the morning. Shame there was no photo's from a passer by, O no you can't do that either from your vehicle or the Police will have you for that nowadays too....
Ha ha love the reporting, the lorry didn't break down, it's trailer broke in half, dragging the back of tractor down and the front up, while the loaded 20' container on the trailer didn't help. The chassis or skeleton trailer snapped in half, just in front of the landing gear probably caused by fatigue of the metal. Let's hope the MOT and monthly records on the trailer were up date. I bet some transport manager is quaking behind his desk in the morning. Shame there was no photo's from a passer by, O no you can't do that either from your vehicle or the Police will have you for that nowadays too.... Dave At Home
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