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GALLERY: Fire crews rescue lorry driver from flooded A1101 Welney Wash

Leading recovery experts Manchetts have been tasked with removal of the lorry from Welney

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A driver for one of the largest fleets of supply chain operators is making his way home without his truck – or trailer – after being forced to leave both behind in the muddy waters of Welney Wash.

Sometime earlier today he failed in his bid to cross the A1101 Welney Wash Road straddling the Norfolk/Cambridgeshire border and was forced to summon help to get back to safety.

Well and truly stuck: The truck and trailer owned by Nolan Transport that attempted an unsuccessful crossing of Welney Wash road today. PHOTO: Bav Media

Well and truly stuck: The truck and trailer owned by Nolan Transport that attempted an unsuccessful crossing of Welney Wash road today. PHOTO: Bav Media

Well and truly stuck: The truck and trailer owned by Nolan Transport that attempted an unsuccessful crossing of Welney Wash road today. PHOTO: Bav Media

Well and truly stuck: The truck and trailer owned by Nolan Transport that attempted an unsuccessful crossing of Welney Wash road today. PHOTO: Bav Media

That included summoning fire crews from Outwell, Littleport, Methwold and King’s Lynn to rescue him.

Well and truly stuck: The truck and trailer owned by Nolan Transport that attempted an unsuccessful crossing of Welney Wash road today. PHOTO: Bav Media

Well and truly stuck: The truck and trailer owned by Nolan Transport that attempted an unsuccessful crossing of Welney Wash road today. PHOTO: Bav Media

Norfolk Fire Service reported that “one person stuck in a lorry in a flooded road in Welney Wash” before adding simply they left the scene, mission accomplished, at 6.40am.

Well and truly stuck: The truck and trailer owned by Nolan Transport that attempted an unsuccessful crossing of Welney Wash road today. PHOTO: Bav Media

Well and truly stuck: The truck and trailer owned by Nolan Transport that attempted an unsuccessful crossing of Welney Wash road today. PHOTO: Bav Media

Well and truly stuck: The truck and trailer owned by Nolan Transport that attempted an unsuccessful crossing of Welney Wash road today. PHOTO: Bav Media

Well and truly stuck: The truck and trailer owned by Nolan Transport that attempted an unsuccessful crossing of Welney Wash road today. PHOTO: Bav Media

Attempt to drive through in haste, repent at leisure, might well be the mantra of the hapless driver forced to explain to his bosses at Nolan Transport what happened.

The Irish owned company – with offices across the UK, France, Spain, and the Netherlands – prides itself on being “one of the largest logistics supply chain operators in Europe”.

Well and truly stuck: The truck and trailer owned by Nolan Transport that attempted an unsuccessful crossing of Welney Wash road today. PHOTO: Bav Media

Well and truly stuck: The truck and trailer owned by Nolan Transport that attempted an unsuccessful crossing of Welney Wash road today. PHOTO: Bav Media

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It also adds on its website, it has a “fully asset-based fleet of over 700 trucks and 2000 trailers”.

Well and truly stuck: The truck and trailer owned by Nolan Transport that attempted an unsuccessful crossing of Welney Wash road today. PHOTO: Bav Media

Well and truly stuck: The truck and trailer owned by Nolan Transport that attempted an unsuccessful crossing of Welney Wash road today. PHOTO: Bav Media

Minus the one, of course, now stuck at Welney until it can be recovered.

Well and truly stuck: The truck and trailer owned by Nolan Transport that attempted an unsuccessful crossing of Welney Wash road today. PHOTO: Bav Media

Well and truly stuck: The truck and trailer owned by Nolan Transport that attempted an unsuccessful crossing of Welney Wash road today. PHOTO: Bav Media

Well and truly stuck: The truck and trailer owned by Nolan Transport that attempted an unsuccessful crossing of Welney Wash road today. PHOTO: Bav Media

Well and truly stuck: The truck and trailer owned by Nolan Transport that attempted an unsuccessful crossing of Welney Wash road today. PHOTO: Bav MediaFacebook group Welney Flood Watch posted earlier today that the “the rising river level at Welney has slowed overnight currently at 3.35m which means 1.0m/39inches deep on the centre line of the wash road this morning, deeper on that eastern side.

“Flashing signs are now at maximum of 99cm/39inches”.

Well and truly stuck: The truck and trailer owned by Nolan Transport that attempted an unsuccessful crossing of Welney Wash road today. PHOTO: Bav Media

Well and truly stuck: The truck and trailer owned by Nolan Transport that attempted an unsuccessful crossing of Welney Wash road today. PHOTO: Bav Media

Well and truly stuck: The truck and trailer owned by Nolan Transport that attempted an unsuccessful crossing of Welney Wash road today. PHOTO: Bav Media

Well and truly stuck: The truck and trailer owned by Nolan Transport that attempted an unsuccessful crossing of Welney Wash road today. PHOTO: Bav Media

Well and truly stuck: The truck and trailer owned by Nolan Transport that attempted an unsuccessful crossing of Welney Wash road today. PHOTO: Bav Media

Well and truly stuck: The truck and trailer owned by Nolan Transport that attempted an unsuccessful crossing of Welney Wash road today. PHOTO: Bav Media

Well and truly stuck: The truck and trailer owned by Nolan Transport that attempted an unsuccessful crossing of Welney Wash road today. PHOTO: Bav Media

Well and truly stuck: The truck and trailer owned by Nolan Transport that attempted an unsuccessful crossing of Welney Wash road today. PHOTO: Bav Media

It also adds that “the road is impassable by normal road vehicles” and with the lorry stuck midway through “the road is definitely blocked now”.

 

 

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