TRAFFIC chaos has hit a Hampshire town after a lorry has been trapped beneath a bridge - for the second time in just a few weeks.
The vehicle became stuck beneath the bridge in Botley Road at around 9am, near the roundabout at Winchester Road.
Police have told lorries and other high-sided vehicles to avoid Winchester Road.
Jeffrey Williams was in his house in Winchester Road when he heard the lorry getting stuck under the bridge.
He said: “I was in my lounge. There was a significant bang and I wondered what had happened.
“I thought it was a crash between two vehicles.
"I went outside to have a look and I saw the trailer dislodged from the lorry.”
The lorry is 4.5m high and belongs to Rygor Group Services.
Reader Jeffrey Williams sent in this picture of the stricken vehicle with a soft-side trailer which has been bent out of shape by the collision.
Mr Williams reports that cars are mounting the pavement to get round the lorry.
Valerie Reid, 82, from Winchester Road, added:" I have lived here nearly 40 years but I have never seen a lorry stuck under the bridge from that direction. I am glad that the driver appears to be okay."
It comes weeks after traffic in the town was brought to a halt when a waste lorry was trapped under a railway bridge in Greatbridge Road.