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Nuisance lorries slammed by councillor

Problem: Town Lane is just one of the problem areas in Whittle-le-Woods. Below, County Coun Kim Snape is concerned about the issue

Problem: Town Lane is just one of the problem areas in Whittle-le-Woods. Below, County Coun Kim Snape is concerned about the issue

 

Law breaking lorry drivers are causing road rage in a Chorley village.

HGV’s have tormented Whittle-le-Woods residents for more than 12 months travelling through the narrow roads and bridges.

Problem areas are Moss Lane and Town Lane where lorry drivers constantly ignore weight limit signs.

The lorry drivers have been reported to the police by County Councillor Kim Snape.

She said: “A number of residents are concerned about the lorry problems.

“These roads and bridges haven’t been built for this sort of traffic, Moss Lane has already had a number of accidents on it so the lorries are just making it worse.

“It seems many lorries are coming from the Buckshaw Village area when they have been delivering the goods and their sat nav’s are taking them the quickest route.”

Coun Snape feels the police need to step up the chase to catch the lorry drivers out.

She added: “I’m encouraging residents to take the registration plates of all lorries that do this.

“I hope the police can do something sooner rather than later.”

Andrew Burrows, highways manager for Chorley, said: “Town Lane and Moss Lane, are subject to a 7.5 tonne weight limit except for access. Weight limits are enforced by the police.

“Weight limit areas are signed as such at the boundaries so HGV’s should not pass through them, but they are allowed to enter the zone to access and deliver to any properties or businesses within it.

“We will discuss the issue of this weight restriction with the police at the next of our regular traffic meetings in June.”

Lancashire Police were unavailable for comment.

 

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