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A38 blocked in Plymouth by overturned cattle trailer near Manadon Roundabout

By NeilShaw  |  Posted: July 03, 2012

  • Pictures by Paul Preston

  • Image courtesy of the Highways Agency

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THE A38 was blocked in Plymouth after a trailer overturned this afternoon.

The busy route through the city was blocked westbound between the Manadon Roundabout and Weston Mill.

A cattle trailer towed by a dark blue Isuzu Rodeo overturned and closed the inside lane.

Police say the trailer contained five cattle who were rounded up and taken away on a separate vehicle.

The incident happened at around 3pm.

No injuries were reported.

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  • pipmonster  |  July 19 2012, 8:19AM

    If you passed your driving test after 1997 you have to take a B+E test to tow a trailer over 750kg up to 3.5t loaded. Granfather rights are no longer applicable to leaners, your accompanying driver must have B+E or above this has only recently changed as anyone who had passed pre 1997 could sit next to you before this. I know this as I have it and it was worth doing if you tow.

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  • Vinnie_Gar  |  July 04 2012, 9:10AM

    I saw the cows afterwards - they seemed to be in a right mooed. Tsssshhhhhhhh (that's the sound of a cymbal)!

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  • CornishPirate  |  July 04 2012, 9:05AM

    @BettyD You would 'do' him? What if it's a woman? Lets not jump to conclusions about the sex of the driver! The animals don't really need much space - I think somewhere in the region of 0.3 m2 per animal if they're small or young. Lets not jump to conclusions about the size of the cows!

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  • BettyD  |  July 04 2012, 8:55AM

    FIVE cattle in that small box, I'd do him for animal cruelty

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  • sadperson  |  July 04 2012, 8:23AM

    If I'd have been one of o' them five cows ... I'd have been very, very annoyed.

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  • Vinnie_Gar  |  July 03 2012, 6:35PM

    greenvikki Not quite true about the trailers. It depends on when you passed your test and the weight of the trailer, old gits like me don't have to but sprightly youngsters do. These regs apply to trailers over 750kg and below 3500kg. I think... Reeeeeeaaaaalllllly complicated regulations.

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  • livemusic  |  July 03 2012, 6:14PM

    The earlier report on this article headlined a 'Horse Box'! Of course we read the article, BUT they have just updated it!!

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  • greenvikki  |  July 03 2012, 5:40PM

    Oh and whinger7643 you have to take an extended test if its over 7.5 tonnes.

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  • greenvikki  |  July 03 2012, 5:39PM

    Have any of you read the article? There were 5 cows that were taken away by another vehicle!

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  • livemusic  |  July 03 2012, 4:32PM

    I was stuck in this traffic jam and It was NOT a horsebox, it was a cattle box! I couldn't see any sign of cattle anywhere so hopefully it was empty.

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