Street shut as lorry hits building in Marlborough
6:36pm Tuesday 17th September 2013 in Latest News
A lorry has hit the former Gazette office on the corner of Kingsbury Street and Silverless Street in Marlborough.
Silverless Street has been closed while firefighters carry out a safety check of the building, which lost some of its roof tiles in the incident and its corner beam also shows the scars.
Retired Gazette reporter Nigel Kerton, who worked out of the building, now used as a furniture shop, for 44 years, blamed lorry drivers' sat nav systems for sending HGVs along a route that is not suitable for their size.
"I remember when a giant Polish lorry took the guttering off the building and the driver said he had been sent along there by his sat nav," said Mr Kerton, who retired last November.
"I used to live in dread that sooner or later a lorry would clip the corner of the building and bring it down."
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