A170 closed at Sutton Bank by jack-knifed tanker

The Northern Echo: The jack-knifed tanker being recovered on Sutton Bank. Picture: VAISALA The jack-knifed tanker being recovered on Sutton Bank. Picture: VAISALA

ONE of the major routes to the coast in North Yorkshire, the A170 was closed in both directions for several hours after a tanker jack-knifed on Sutton Bank, near Thirsk.

North Yorkshire Police appealed to drivers to find an alternative route if they can while the road is being cleared.

At 11am they said they were not sure when it would be reopened, but it was cleared by 1.30pm.

Thousands of visitors were expected to use the road over the bank holiday.

It links Thirsk and Helmsley over the North York Moors and is used as a popular route to Whitby and Scaborough.

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4:53pm Mon 26 May 14

maclaren says...

Stupid lorry driver there is a multitude of signs before you get to sutton bank warning that the bank is not suitable for hgv,s so he had every opportunity
To turn back did he not see them or just ignore them either way he should bear the cost for this why should it be the taxpayer yet again to pay the costs of the actions of an incompetent lorry driver stupid stupid man any other profession would be done for gross negligence
Stupid lorry driver there is a multitude of signs before you get to sutton bank warning that the bank is not suitable for hgv,s so he had every opportunity To turn back did he not see them or just ignore them either way he should bear the cost for this why should it be the taxpayer yet again to pay the costs of the actions of an incompetent lorry driver stupid stupid man any other profession would be done for gross negligence maclaren
  • Score: 2

6:01pm Mon 26 May 14

George1965 says...

Maclaren, you need to get some facts correct before you spout off.
The tax payer will not be picking up the bill for this, the owners of the wagon will.
There is no weight limit for Sutton Bank, it's only advisory.
Yes there are signs, more than one, a professional driver would of re routed.
Do you know the driver? Are you sure that they are male?
The LGV driver has had more driver training than the ordinary motorist, but have you never made a mistake when you are driving, that's if you can or do drive.
And before you ask, yes I'm a LGV professional driver with many years of experience.
Maclaren, you need to get some facts correct before you spout off. The tax payer will not be picking up the bill for this, the owners of the wagon will. There is no weight limit for Sutton Bank, it's only advisory. Yes there are signs, more than one, a professional driver would of re routed. Do you know the driver? Are you sure that they are male? The LGV driver has had more driver training than the ordinary motorist, but have you never made a mistake when you are driving, that's if you can or do drive. And before you ask, yes I'm a LGV professional driver with many years of experience. George1965
  • Score: -3

7:51pm Mon 26 May 14

maclaren says...

George1965 wrote:
Maclaren, you need to get some facts correct before you spout off.
The tax payer will not be picking up the bill for this, the owners of the wagon will.
There is no weight limit for Sutton Bank, it's only advisory.
Yes there are signs, more than one, a professional driver would of re routed.
Do you know the driver? Are you sure that they are male?
The LGV driver has had more driver training than the ordinary motorist, but have you never made a mistake when you are driving, that's if you can or do drive.
And before you ask, yes I'm a LGV professional driver with many years of experience.
How will the owners of the wagon be picking up the bill enlighten me please, 2nd point the advisory weight limit is advisory for a reason this driver chose to ignore that advice, no I don't know the driver (fail to see what relevance that has) no don't know they are male point taken should have said the driver, yes I do drive with 34 years unblemished record and finally you are a no more of a professional LGV driver than I am a professional CAR driver
[quote][p][bold]George1965[/bold] wrote: Maclaren, you need to get some facts correct before you spout off. The tax payer will not be picking up the bill for this, the owners of the wagon will. There is no weight limit for Sutton Bank, it's only advisory. Yes there are signs, more than one, a professional driver would of re routed. Do you know the driver? Are you sure that they are male? The LGV driver has had more driver training than the ordinary motorist, but have you never made a mistake when you are driving, that's if you can or do drive. And before you ask, yes I'm a LGV professional driver with many years of experience.[/p][/quote]How will the owners of the wagon be picking up the bill enlighten me please, 2nd point the advisory weight limit is advisory for a reason this driver chose to ignore that advice, no I don't know the driver (fail to see what relevance that has) no don't know they are male point taken should have said the driver, yes I do drive with 34 years unblemished record and finally you are a no more of a professional LGV driver than I am a professional CAR driver maclaren
  • Score: 0

10:45am Tue 27 May 14

George1965 says...

The owners will be paying the substantial recovery charges, and maybe asked to contribute to highways agency and police costs.
The relevance of you knowing the driver is relaxant because in your original post you said stupid man, therefore I presume you knew him.
Have to disagree with your final point of you being a professional car driver. I presume you drive for a living then? (Taxi..no comment, white van driver..still no comment..) As an LGV driver, I have undertaken and passed many hours of, and to a far higher standard, instruction and tests. Do you have a DCPC, SaFeD, ex IOM, Taken 3 driving tests, theory tests, and regular refresher training. In addition we are expected to show a far higher level of competence than a car driver.
The owners will be paying the substantial recovery charges, and maybe asked to contribute to highways agency and police costs. The relevance of you knowing the driver is relaxant because in your original post you said stupid man, therefore I presume you knew him. Have to disagree with your final point of you being a professional car driver. I presume you drive for a living then? (Taxi..no comment, white van driver..still no comment..) As an LGV driver, I have undertaken and passed many hours of, and to a far higher standard, instruction and tests. Do you have a DCPC, SaFeD, ex IOM, Taken 3 driving tests, theory tests, and regular refresher training. In addition we are expected to show a far higher level of competence than a car driver. George1965
  • Score: 3

3:07pm Tue 27 May 14

maclaren says...

George1965 wrote:
The owners will be paying the substantial recovery charges, and maybe asked to contribute to highways agency and police costs.
The relevance of you knowing the driver is relaxant because in your original post you said stupid man, therefore I presume you knew him.
Have to disagree with your final point of you being a professional car driver. I presume you drive for a living then? (Taxi..no comment, white van driver..still no comment..) As an LGV driver, I have undertaken and passed many hours of, and to a far higher standard, instruction and tests. Do you have a DCPC, SaFeD, ex IOM, Taken 3 driving tests, theory tests, and regular refresher training. In addition we are expected to show a far higher level of competence than a car driver.
Your final sentence sums this story up and I quote "we are expected to show a far higher level of competence than a car driver" well this driver certainly did not sir.
[quote][p][bold]George1965[/bold] wrote: The owners will be paying the substantial recovery charges, and maybe asked to contribute to highways agency and police costs. The relevance of you knowing the driver is relaxant because in your original post you said stupid man, therefore I presume you knew him. Have to disagree with your final point of you being a professional car driver. I presume you drive for a living then? (Taxi..no comment, white van driver..still no comment..) As an LGV driver, I have undertaken and passed many hours of, and to a far higher standard, instruction and tests. Do you have a DCPC, SaFeD, ex IOM, Taken 3 driving tests, theory tests, and regular refresher training. In addition we are expected to show a far higher level of competence than a car driver.[/p][/quote]Your final sentence sums this story up and I quote "we are expected to show a far higher level of competence than a car driver" well this driver certainly did not sir. maclaren
  • Score: 2

10:37pm Wed 4 Jun 14

spottycow says...

i used this road for over ten years in my truck 44 tonnes tanker and never had a problem i guess i was lucky i didnt have stupid car drivers trying to overtake me climbing the hill but today drivers wont wait for a few mins today
i used this road for over ten years in my truck 44 tonnes tanker and never had a problem i guess i was lucky i didnt have stupid car drivers trying to overtake me climbing the hill but today drivers wont wait for a few mins today spottycow
  • Score: 1

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