Traffic disrupted as lorry carrying static caravan becomes stuck in Cawood

York Press: The lorry carrying a static caravan tries to navigate the streets of Cawood The lorry carrying a static caravan tries to navigate the streets of Cawood

This was the scene in Cawood, near Selby, when a lorry carrying a static caravan got stuck in the narrow village streets.

The wide load, on its way to Cawood Holiday Park, had apparently tried to get through the village because nearby Ryther was flooded.

The vehicle disrupted traffic for more than an hour before it was able to move on.

Many drivers had to turn around and find other routes to get round it.

Despite being a well-known bottleneck, Cawood has a lot of through traffic.

Charlotte Miles, daughter of the village postmistress and who works at Cawood Post Office, said: “I have lived here all my life and I’ve never seen anything that size trying to get through.

“It apparently got stuck between a house and parked cars but I don’t know whether it actually touched them.”

A spokesperson for the 12-acre Cawood Holiday Park, said: “Static caravans normally come to us via Tadcaster and Ryther but Ryther is flooded at the moment. I know we had a unit delivered on Monday but I have not heard what happened to it on the way here.”

North Yorkshire Police say they have no record of the incident.

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2:14pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Platform9 says...

"North Yorkshire Police say they have no record of the incident."

They should have tuned in to Minster FM - it was on their News Report!
"North Yorkshire Police say they have no record of the incident." They should have tuned in to Minster FM - it was on their News Report! Platform9

3:14pm Tue 18 Feb 14

PKH says...

Platform9 wrote:
"North Yorkshire Police say they have no record of the incident."

They should have tuned in to Minster FM - it was on their News Report!
Makes you wonder about their crime statistics
[quote][p][bold]Platform9[/bold] wrote: "North Yorkshire Police say they have no record of the incident." They should have tuned in to Minster FM - it was on their News Report![/p][/quote]Makes you wonder about their crime statistics PKH

3:30pm Tue 18 Feb 14

A19A64 says...

I`ve just cycled through the `flood` at Ryther - it`s 3" deep.
I`ve just cycled through the `flood` at Ryther - it`s 3" deep. A19A64

4:44pm Tue 18 Feb 14

colette says...

Darn it! Missed all the excitement as I had nipped in to Selby!
Darn it! Missed all the excitement as I had nipped in to Selby! colette

9:44pm Tue 18 Feb 14

pedalling paul says...

Was it really the wide load that "tried" to get through...or was it the lorry driver?
Was it really the wide load that "tried" to get through...or was it the lorry driver? pedalling paul

5:12am Wed 19 Feb 14

Magicman! says...

A big reason Cawood has so much through traffic is a topographical issue: the rivers... Cawood is the only crossing point between Selby and Tadcaster. I personally think a road bridge should be built alongside the railway line from Ulleskelf to Bolton Percy, it'd get rid of some unnecessary mileage for a number of journeys.
A big reason Cawood has so much through traffic is a topographical issue: the rivers... Cawood is the only crossing point between Selby and Tadcaster. I personally think a road bridge should be built alongside the railway line from Ulleskelf to Bolton Percy, it'd get rid of some unnecessary mileage for a number of journeys. Magicman!

12:03pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Brabus says...

PKH wrote:
Platform9 wrote:
"North Yorkshire Police say they have no record of the incident."

They should have tuned in to Minster FM - it was on their News Report!
Makes you wonder about their crime statistics
And exactly how is this 'crime' ?
[quote][p][bold]PKH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Platform9[/bold] wrote: "North Yorkshire Police say they have no record of the incident." They should have tuned in to Minster FM - it was on their News Report![/p][/quote]Makes you wonder about their crime statistics[/p][/quote]And exactly how is this 'crime' ? Brabus

8:56pm Wed 19 Feb 14

PKH says...

Brabus wrote:
PKH wrote:
Platform9 wrote:
"North Yorkshire Police say they have no record of the incident."

They should have tuned in to Minster FM - it was on their News Report!
Makes you wonder about their crime statistics
And exactly how is this 'crime' ?
It appears everyone knew of the incident including the media, I would highly surprised if police officers did not know of it, but they did not record it. Which begs the question whether they bother to record all crime, hence my post.
[quote][p][bold]Brabus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PKH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Platform9[/bold] wrote: "North Yorkshire Police say they have no record of the incident." They should have tuned in to Minster FM - it was on their News Report![/p][/quote]Makes you wonder about their crime statistics[/p][/quote]And exactly how is this 'crime' ?[/p][/quote]It appears everyone knew of the incident including the media, I would highly surprised if police officers did not know of it, but they did not record it. Which begs the question whether they bother to record all crime, hence my post. PKH

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