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Bus blocks road in Harold Hill after taking wrong turn

PUBLISHED: 13:53 29 March 2018 | UPDATED: 13:59 29 March 2018

The bus was stuck in Amersham Road in Harold Hill for four hours.

The bus was stuck in Amersham Road in Harold Hill for four hours.

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A Harold Hill road was closed for several hours after a bus driver went down the wrong way and ended up getting stuck.

A Harold Hill road was closed for several hours after a bus driver went down the wrong way and ended up getting stuck.

The bus had been taking students from Mead Primary School to Hilldene School in Grange Road for a music festival, when the driver took a wrong turn down Amersham Road.

He then tried to do a three point turn but the bus got stuck.

A spokeswoman from Mead Primary School said fortunately there were no children on the bus, and that the road was closed on Tuesday (March 27) afternoon to stop any accidents happening.

They said that the bus was stuck for at least four hours before a mobile crane came to turn it around.

The bus driver had dropped off the first group of students and was coming back to pick up the second group according to the school.

They said: “I felt sorry for him, bless him he was stuck there for four hours!”

A Harold Hill resident told the Recorder: “We came out of our house around 12.30 and saw the bus in the position in the photos, a recovery vehicle arrived shortly after the photos were taken.

“A lady was walking along the road and said that it had been there for a couple of hours. When we returned around 2.45 pm it had been moved.”


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