Wide load causes travel delays

Wide load causes travel delays

Wide load causes travel delays

A lorry carrying a wide load has been causing disruption to traffic across Hull and much of East Yorkshire since around 11am this morning.

Motorists are being held up as driver of the vehicle is having to utilise residential roads due to power lines, overhanging trees and other obstructions on more direct roads.

Trees and bushes have been damaged as the load passes through some residential roads.

The vehicle set off from Hull’s docks at 10am, and is travelling to Aldbrough via Hornsea.

It is expected that the wide load will pass through Skirlaugh, Long Riston, Leven, Catwick, Mappleton and Great Cowden.

In addition to the delays and congestion, East Riding of Yorkshire Council have suspended parking in Hornsea Road, Aldbrough until 4pm.

They have also released a map detailing the vehicles route.

A statement released by the council said:

“Drivers are being warned of traffic delays on the following route on Tuesday,  July 21.

“A lorry carrying a wide load is due to travel from Hull Docks to Aldborough, via Hornsea, setting off around 10am.

“The lorry is having to travel the long way round due to power lines and overhanging trees.

“Parking will also be prohibited on the B1242 in Aldborough on Tuesday to allow the lorry to pass.”

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