A wrong turn down William Street left one truckie and his B-double cattle truck stranded halfway up a steep hill last Wednesday afternoon.
The male driver was on his way to Temora when his Global Positioning System (GPS) led him off the heavy vehicle route on the Olympic Highway and up a road certainly not fit for B-doubles.
The man realised he’d taken a wrong turn when he saw the traffic island at the top of the hill at the eastern end of William Street.
He tried to roll the heavy vehicle down the hill before the trailer of the B-double began to jackknife.
Police were called to the scene at 1pm where they issued the driver with a penalty notice.
“B-doubles aren’t supposed to be driving down this road,” Sergeant Michael Madgwick said.
“There are very strict rules on where B-double trucks can go and where they can’t go – it’s to prevent things like this from happening.”
It took council staff up to 50 minutes to help move the heavy vehicle.