Chapel and Laurel street bridges Bendigo's answer to Montague Street after another truck gets stuck

UPDATE: Traffic is again flowing under the Chapel Street bridge in Kangaroo Flat now that a wedged truck has been towed free.

The driver of the 3.7-metre vehicle did not heed signs stating the bridge’s clearance height was just 3.4 metres. 

Police said it was was just the man’s third day on the job.

The roof of the truck was damaged in the incident and the driver will also be issued with a penalty notice for failing to obey the clearance sign. 

Police directed traffic away from the site for 30 minutes on Tuesday afternoon before the bridge was cleared.    

EARLIER: POLICE are on the scene after a truck became stuck under a bridge on Chapel Street in Kangaroo Flat.

The red Isuzu courier truck was caught under the bridge before 3pm.

It appears to be blocking traffic in both directions.

It is the second time in eight days a truck has become stuck under a bridge near the railway line through Bendigo.

Last Monday, a removal truck became stuck under the Laurel Street bridge in Golden Square and required a winch to be dragged free. The driver was issued a penalty notice.

Another truck crashed into the side of the Laurel Street bridge last April after swerving to avoid an oncoming car.

More to come.


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