In the early hours of Saturday morning, while most of us were tucked up in bed, Devon’s gritter lorries were out clearing our roads. Sadly one of these lorries fell foul of the worsening conditions and the result can be seen in the pictures. The incident occurred on the hill beween Lydford village and Lydford Gorge and seemingly the driver did a brilliant job to avoid careering all the way down the hill and on to the bridge that crosses the Gorge. The results of the lorry crashing through the bridge are unthinkable.
Spare a thought for these chaps as they work throughout the night to keep our roads clear. Working on their own in some treacherous conditions, they deserve a medal. They’ve got families too remember. Fortunately the driver was fine, but rather shocked.