Here's the reason traffic went hay-wire on Whittington Moor today

Traffic chaos erupted on Whittington Moor after a bridge proved too low for a tractor carrying hay.

Thursday, 23rd August 2018, 2:37 pm
Updated Thursday, 23rd August 2018, 2:40 pm
Photo was sent in by Alan Craw.

The vehicle got stuck under the bridge, scattering hay everywhere and causing huge tailbacks towards Eckington.

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Stagecoach tweeted that several of its services were experiencing delays due to the incident.

Bus passenger Alan Craw said: “The tractor came steaming down Whittington Hill as I waited for the bus, ignored the over-height vehicle warning, and as it slowly brushed under the bridge, the back ten bales just fell onto the road in slow motion.”

The incident has now been cleared.