Otago Daily Times

Truck stuck in val­ley tight spot

- MOLLY HOUSEMAN molly.houseman@odt.co.nz

CUS­TOMERS had to wait a lit­tle longer for their fur­ni­ture to be de­liv­ered in Dunedin yes­ter­day af­ter a fur­ni­ture truck be­came wedged in a nar­row and wind­ing street.

North East Val­ley res­i­dent Shan­non Vigers said she was in her car, about to leave home in Buc­cleugh St, when the truck, which was pulling a trailer, be­came stuck at a hair­pin turn.

‘‘It was al­most parked over my drive­way.’’

She be­lieved the driver missed their in­tended turnoff and ended up in the street, which has ‘‘no heavy ve­hi­cles’’ signs on it.

There were two brightyel­low warn­ing signs at the top of the street and an­other one at the bot­tom.

It was not the first time a ve­hi­cle had be­come stuck at that corner, she said.

In 2016, a Ritchies bus driver took a de­tour up the street, which ended up be­ing the long route af­ter the bus be­came wedged at the same spot.

‘‘Peo­ple just strug­gle get­ting around that corner,’’ Ms Vigers said.

 ?? PHOTO: SHAN­NON VIGERS ?? Go­ing nowhere . . . A tow truck pre­pares to help a fur­ni­ture truck stuck in Buc­cleugh St yes­ter­day.
PHOTO: SHAN­NON VIGERS Go­ing nowhere . . . A tow truck pre­pares to help a fur­ni­ture truck stuck in Buc­cleugh St yes­ter­day.

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