Drivers hit with massive delays after a BOULDER falls on a dual-carriageway

May 22, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

Motorists on a busy dual-carriageway faced lengthy delays after the road was blocked by a massive BOULDER – the same size as a CAR.

The huge lump of stone fell from the back of a transporter lorry after it entered the road off a roundabout at rush hour.

It tumbled off the truck and landed in the middle of the road causing traffic chaos for drivers on their way home from work.

A huge rock blocks the A303 near South Petherton, Somerset, after falling from the back of a transporter lorry

A huge rock blocks the A303 near South Petherton, Somerset, after falling from the back of a transporter lorry

Luckily there were no cars travelling close to the HGV at the time, preventing a serious accident.

The strange incident happened at around 5pm on Tuesday on the A303 near South Petherton, Somerset.

Officers from Avon and Somerset Police arrived at the scene and managed to deal with the situation as the boulder just sat in the middle of the dual-carriageway.

The rock was as big as a car

The rock was as big as a car

The road was shut for more than an hour with the boulder eventually removed at around 7pm.

Clive Hearn, 38, from Wellington, Somerset, was driving on the A303 when he came across the huge rock.

He said: “The boulder was massive, just sat there in the middle of the road making everyone’s trip home an absolute nightmare.

“It was such a bizarre sight, it looked as if a giant had just picked it up and placed it there.”

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