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Bin Lorry Gets Stuck In Melting Road As Record UK Heatwave Continues

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Bin Lorry Gets Stuck In Melting Road As Record UK Heatwave Continues

This heatwave we're having at the moment, you know the one - it's caused us to fan ourselves more times than we can remember and sweat in more public places than we appreciate. It's fucking hot, to cut the story short.

Now a group of bin men have found themselves to be the latest victims of the heat after their lorry started sinking during their shift.

Suppose that's one way of bunking off.

The road in Newbury, Berkshire, ended up blocked on Thursday (July 5) when the waste recycling truck's wheels sank into the tarmac.

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According to the Metro, the workers were thrown forward and their load was jolted when the lorry suddenly lurched to a halt as the road collapsed underneath it.

The truck caused traffic chaos in the town centre as drivers were forced to find ways around the blockage - it's not like there was anything they could have done.

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Thames Valley Police confirmed that the hot highway was closed 'when a council refuse vehicle got stuck after the road appeared to open up'.

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The road is literally melting. This is not a drill.

It remained closed overnight to enable to damage to be assessed.

Credit: Wessex News Agency
Credit: Wessex News Agency

A spokesperson for Veolia, who operate the dustbin collections in West Berkshire, said: "We are aware of an incident in at Old Bath Road near Strawberry Hill, Newbury, where a Veolia vehicle had been trapped.

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"The crew are safe and no one was injured.

"We are working at the scene with the emergency services and West Berkshire Council Highway team, to assess the vehicle following its recovery."

West Berkshire Council said: "The road is currently closed and members of our highways team are on site. They will be able to investigate once the vehicle has been removed.

"The Veolia crew are safe and uninjured and are being supported by the emergency services and West Berkshire Council's highways team."

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A local resident tweeted: "It must be hot in Newbury today. The road's melting. #sinkhole."

Actual representation of us right not. Credit: PA
Actual representation of us right not. Credit: PA

This comes as we found out today could top the records as being the hottest day of 2018 up to yet and oh boy can we feel it.

According to The Sun the weather is set to top the previous 2018 record of 32C. Areas in the South will feel the sweltering conditions the most - lucky buggers.

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Pub industry insiders have predicted that an extra eight million pints will be sold on Saturday meaning that landlords will be £24million ($31m) more in revenue than on a typical day.

Well what are we to do when it's scorching and the World Cup quarter finals are on?

Featured Image Credit: Wessex News Agency

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