Video: Lorry is finally moved after blocking Fareham country lane for a week

The truck stuck in Iron Mill Lane, Funtley
The truck stuck in Iron Mill Lane, Funtley
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A LORRY that caused a bridge to collapse has finally been moved.

The vehicle had been blocking Iron Mill Lane, in Funtley, near Fareham, since November 7.

Landowner Simon Wight said the removal was delayed due to complications over how rescue vehicles would reach the lorry, as they need to pass over private land to get to the other side of the unadopted road.

As the lorry was hanging precariously over the River Meon, the Environment Agency was made aware.

But on Saturday it was finally moved by a crane. Around 80 nearby homes were without power for more than four hours while the operation took place.

The power had to be switched off for health and safety reasons because the crane was close to power lines.

Mr Wight said: ‘There’s relief that it has been moved.

‘Once we got it all set up, it took about five minutes.

‘The problem was accessing the vehicle.’

He said the bridge would need to be replaced.

The lorry, which was emptying a cess pit, was operated by company Lanes Group, which provides wastewater and drainage services.

The company had taken measures to extract all the water and all of the fuel out of the vehicle.

Residents at the end of the lane could not get their cars past last week.