Jack-knifed lorry causes traffic chaos at factory
A jack-knifed lorry caused traffic chaos in Midsomer Norton on Thursday as it became wedged in Station Road.
The vehicle was delivering rolls of paper to Welton, Bibby and Baron when it got stuck as the driver tried to turn left into the yard of the paper bag manufacturer.
Police were forced to direct traffic to avoid the road as staff for the company helped unload the gigantic rolls of paper.
The company, which employers more than 300 people, is about to complete a move which will see the end operation out of the town to a new site in Westbury, Wiltshire.
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Welton, Bibby and Baron is the largest producer of recyclable paper bags in Europe and the move will bring to an end a history of paper packaging in the town dating back more than 150 years.
The factory site has been acquired by land speculators Terrace Hill Group, who are looking to build a supermarket and housing development on the land.