Police called after large machine topples and blocks road

Road contractors had to be called in after a large industrial machine toppled in the road.

Tuesday, 19th July 2016, 8:12 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:07 pm
Machine falls over on D'Urton lane, Preston.

The machine blocked both sides of the road on D’Urton Lane yesterday at around 3.40pm.

Police could not identify what type of machinery it was.

A spokesman said: “We were called around 3.40pm yesterday (July 18) to reports of highway disruption in D’Urton Lane, Broughton.

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“A machine had fallen off a blue Scania lorry and was blocking traffic in both lanes.

“Roadwork contractors helped to remove the obstruction.”