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UPDATE: Police hunt HGV driver after lorry strikes railway bridge in Inverness

By Alasdair Fraser

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Railway bridge over Shore Street. Picture: James Mackenzie.
Railway bridge over Shore Street. Picture: James Mackenzie.

Police are trying to track down the driver of a lorry reported to have hit a railway bridge in Inverness today.

Train passengers on the Far North Line suffered disruption after the incident forced closure of the route to Kyle of Lochalsh, Wick and Thurso this afternoon.

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The HGV was said to have struck the bridge at Shore Street just before 2pm.

A Network Rail spokeswoman said the vehicle was able to get out from under the bridge but suffered some damage.

The bridge and railway line re-opened this afternoon, with normal services resuming.

But police are still trying to trace the driver.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Around 1.55pm on Tuesday, 19 December, 2023, police received a report of a lorry striking a bridge on Shore Street, Inverness.

“There are no reports of any injuries and enquiries are ongoing to locate the driver of the vehicle."

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