JCB digger abandoned in the middle of the road on Woodhead Pass

This photo shows a JCB digger abandoned right in the middle of the road on Woodhead Pass.

Sunday, 11th October 2020, 2:31 pm

In a bizarre scene the large excavator can be seen straddling the centre line of the busy route linking Derbyshire and South Yorkshire with Manchester.

While a police car sits with blue lights flashing beside traffic cones to warn oncoming drivers.

Police say it is unclear ‘how and why’ the heavy vehicle was left on the road - sometime overnight between Friday and Saturday.

Police say it is unclear ‘how and why’ the heavy vehicle was left on the road

However officers say enquiries are ongoing.

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High Peak response tweeted (SIC): “Interesting morning on the #WoodheadPass for #HighPeak officers after someone abandoned their JCB in the middle of one of Derbyshires main roads.

“Eventually recovered and traffic moving again.”

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