Stuck truck closes Princes Way Warragul for eight hours
 Baw Baw News  

By // 19:02, Monday 13 July 2015

PRINCES Way was closed for around eight hours today after a truck with very long and low trailer beached itself at the Tarwin Street intersection.

VIDEO ABOVE: a satisfying sight – the beached truck finally moving from its accidental home. HD option available – be sure to select. Video by William PJ Kulich.

Police diverted traffic around the stranded vehicle. Warragul-bound traffic was directed down the unaffected lane of Tarwin Street and Drouin-bound traffic was diverted onto Burke Street to Lardners Track.


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Above: After a few attempts at moving the vehicle. Photos by William PJ Kulich.

The truck was carrying a large piece of machinery which had been used for a construction project on Tarwin Street when it became stuck. The sharp angle of the intersection entrance caught the lower part of the truck, while a muddy nature strip was torn up by the truck’s wheels.

The owner of a nearby business told the Warragul & Baw Baw Citizen the truck ran into trouble at around 09:30.

There were cheers when the truck was finally freed at around 17:30.

Several attempts were made to free the truck, including towing it backwards, chocking up the wheels and calling in a small tow truck.

It was not until a larger tow truck was called in to lift up the trailer for more chocks and to help with the pulling that the long vehicle finally budged, but even the larger tow truck slipped in the miserable conditions.

Some inspection infrastructure in the ground beside the road was damaged during the operation.

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Above: chain gang in the rain.

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Above: chocking.

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Above: finally free.

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Above: off-roading.

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4 responses to “Stuck truck closes Princes Way Warragul for eight hours”

  1. Dee says:

    wonder who’s cleaning up the mess he left? If it was an ausnet job, I know the ausnet boys would clean it up, but this truck made the mess and he’s responsible for it

  2. Anthony says:

    Sorry But Shit Happens .
    I Passed this about 11:50 today and i got through safely thanks to our local Police force controlling the situation.
    As long as nobody got hurt.In bad weather, Team work to rectify the situation was Successful.Thanks to those who took part to help.

  3. collin says:

    Yes the situation was a slight inconvenience to some people, but the police and others on the scene in the pouring rain and cold weather did a great job that most of you in your warm dry cars Just don’t appreciate….a bit of mud CAN be cleaned up…..

  4. ned says:

    well done to all involved. Sometimes these things can happen, no one’s fault at the end of the day.