Furious drivers stranded in Asda car park for hours after lorry blocks exit

Furious drivers stranded in Asda car park for hours after lorry blocks exit

The lorry broke down on a roundabout leading to the shop and caused hour-long queues on Friday morning. However, while the exit was blocked, other motorists were still allowed to enter the supermarket car park.

With the exit completely blocked and more vehicles entering the car park, a large backlog of traffic built up over time, according to one furious driver.

Martin Ward, from Hayling Island, said he planned to spend no more than five minutes in the store running errands – but he actually spent more than an hour and a half waiting to drive home.

Mr Ward said: “There are a lot of people getting out of their cars, very frustrated.

“It looks like it will take another hour to get out.

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Locals in trendy Montpelier, Bristol, said the lorry driver arrived at just before 7am on Thursday, and it was there for the rest of the day and into the evening.

Police arrived and the roads in the area were blocked – by the HGV – and some kind of operation had to be mounted to extract the lorry from the narrow street.

Speaking to Bristol Live, one resident said: “It’s been there since 7am. I spoke to the police at the scene, they said they are awaiting recovery.

“I should imagine it’s going to be quite a while before it’s moved as it was a real head-scratcher.”

It’s believed the lorry left Avonmouth, Bristol, early Thursday morning to deliver groceries across the city but quickly came into difficulty in the wealthy suburb.

People online mocked the gaffe.

One Facebook user stated: “If he goes back an inch then forward an inch he should get out. Every little helps.”

Another posted: “Ah, you can only get down that street if you have a Clubcard.”

A third shared: “Smear the sides with marge. Every little helps.”

Hampshire Police spokesperson said: “We were called at 11.10am on Friday 13 May to a report that a lorry had broken down on the roundabout at Purbrook Way and Hulbert Road in Havant.

2Officers attended to assist with traffic control while the lorry was recovered.

2Some of Purbrook Way was closed for a short time so that the lorry could be safely towed from the scene.

“The lorry had been recovered by 12.08pm.”

Express.co.uk has contacted Asda asking for comment.

Published at Sat, 14 May 2022 11:24:00 +0000