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Bin lorry ‘stranded’ in street for two hours

Traffic chaos caused by abandoned car, reports Victoria Munro, Local Democracy Reporter Waltham Forest refuse collectors were “stranded for two hours” [...]

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CCTV footage of the abandoned car (Credit: Waltham Forest Council)

Traffic chaos caused by abandoned car, reports Victoria Munro, Local Democracy Reporter

Waltham Forest refuse collectors were “stranded for two hours” yesterday after a car was abandoned in the middle of a Leytonstone road.

The bin lorry was trapped on Woodriffe Road, just off Hainault Road, after a driver “decided to park in the middle of the road and walk off”.

Waltham Forest Council posted a notice on Twitter warning that collections for residents in E10 “might be delayed” but that crews “are working hard to catch up”.

Footage shows a driver walking away from their car at 8.21am and what appears to be the shadow of the trapped bin lorry.

The driver can later be seen returning, having received a parking fine, at 9.24am. However, they are not shown back inside the car until a little after 10am.

The E10 area stretches from Leyton Marshes to Hollow Pond and down to the A12, including parts of both Waltham Forest and neighbouring Redbridge.