TRAFFIC came to a standstill earlier this afternoon when a lorry driver wedged his vehicle under a railway bridge.

The driver is believed to have collided with the bridge on Loddon Bridge Road in Woodley at around 1am on Thursday morning, causing long delays for other motorists.

Police were called to the scene to close the road while the lorry was removed, while Network Rail assessed the extent of the damage.

The road was closed for around two hours and rail services were delayed while the work was carried out.

Engineers confirmed there was no structural damage with 20 minutes of arriving and the road was reopened by 3pm.

A Network Rail spokesman explained: “We would urge drivers to check the size of their vehicles.

“Bridge strikes across the country cost the taxpayers millions of pounds a year and lead to hundreds of hours of delays for commuters.”