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Highland Council says bus driver ignored road sign before getting stuck in Inverness city centre

By Louise Glen

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Picture - Ken Macpherson
Picture - Ken Macpherson

Highland Council say a bus driver ignored restrictions before the double decker he was driving got stuck at a city junction.

A Stagecoach bus got stuck at the junction between Castle Road/Haugh Road and View Place shortly after 12.30pm this afternoon.

A new one-way system in the area had been introduced by Highland Council on Monday.

A driver, who wished to remain anonymous, said: "I'm going to avoid this area of the city like the plague until this one-way system is changed. It's causing too much mayhem.

"Police are there, but not much is happening. Whoever thought it would be wise to send a double decker bus there needs to think again."

Saying that Stagecoach was consulted on the changes before they took effect a Highland Council spokeswoman said: "The signage clearly shows a ban to the right turn to vehicles over 7.5T."

A spokeswoman for Stagecoach said: "One of our drivers attempted to correct an error in the route they had taken on Service 1 in the Inverness city centre new road layout.

"Unfortunately the vehicle became grounded and was recovered after approximately an hour."

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