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Sat-nav lorry stuck in farm lane
Lorry stuck in lane near Halton, in Wrexham county
The lorry became stuck in the lane early on Wednesday
A farmer is furious after a lorry driver using satellite navigation became stuck in a lane near her land.

Margaret Evans said the track where the 45ft (13m), 44 tonne truck has been trapped since early on Wednesday was suitable only for tractors.

The lorry, carrying timber from north Wales to Birmingham, blocked the track at Halton, in Wrexham county.

Owner Maxi Haulage Ltd, of Ayrshire, said it did not fit sat-nav in its vehicles, and the driver used his own.

Lorry stuck in lane near Halton, Wrexham
We have no idea how they will be able to get it out
Margaret Evans, farmer

Mrs Evans said the blockage meant she now had to take a two-mile diversion to head towards one part of her land.

"Ever since satellite navigation systems were introduced there has been a problem," she said.

She said the lorry had gone past a sign which said the track was unsuitable for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs).

"He knocked down branches on the way and damaged trees and is now well and truly stuck.

"His boss has been down to have a look along with someone else, but we have no idea how they will be able to get it out.

Sign at entrance to lane where lorry became stuck
The lorry passed a sign saying it was unsuitable for HGVs

"This track is only fit for tractors and it clearly says no HGVs.

"We had two lorries down there just three days ago and it's a real problem."

The driver declined to comment and referred queries to the company, based at Irvine.

A company spokesman said: "We don't provide sat-nav in our vehicles but drivers do use their own and that's what this particular driver has been doing, which is why he has ended up where he has ended up".

He said efforts were under way to try to remove the lorry and it was hoped it would be free as soon as possible.



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