Great Yarmouth 'gridlock' as turbine falls off lorry

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Image caption Part of a wind turbine "bigger than a car" fell off a lorry on South Quay

A seaside resort has come to a standstill after part of a wind turbine fell off a lorry.

Several roads are closed in Great Yarmouth and motorists have been warned the town is "gridlocked".

The machinery, which police described as "bigger than a car", fell off a lorry on South Quay and rolled onto the pavement.

Damage to the road still needs to be assessed and engineers are on site, Norfolk County Council said.

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Ch Insp Russell Wilkinson, from Norfolk Police, added: "We have to count our blessings that nobody has been injured.

"It is causing a lot of disruption in the town but fortunately nobody has been hurt."

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