Sat nav leaves lorry stuck in lane

Salisbury Journal: A lorry got stuck in the village of Watton-at-Stone, near Stevenage, after the driver followed instructions from his sat nav (Hertfordshire Police/PA) A lorry got stuck in the village of Watton-at-Stone, near Stevenage, after the driver followed instructions from his sat nav (Hertfordshire Police/PA)

A lorry driver got his truck stuck down a narrow country lane after following his sat nav, said police.

Officers from Hertfordshire Police arrived to find the articulated lorry stopped across a tight three-way rural junction between two high hedges in the village of Watton-at-Stone, near Stevenage, yesterday.

The driver appeared to have beached his low-riding trailer across a grass mound at the centre of the junction, while trying to manoeuvre his way along the lanes.

It is not known where the lorry was destined, however the section of road around Perrywood Lane and Church Lane had to be closed for two hours until a specialist recovery vehicle removed the blockage.

Tweeting pictures of the incident, an officer with the force's East Hertfordshire rural police team, said: "Sat navs are amazing pieces of technology - don't always trust them."

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