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Falmouth Christmas lights switch on and parade delayed after road blocked by lorry – Cornwall Live

Hundreds of excited children and families had their fun postponed this evening when the Falmouth Christmas lights switch on and parade was delayed for around 20 minutes after the road was blocked by a lorry.

The large lorry had been driving up the narrow Swanpool Street in the heart of the town centre when it became stuck.

The lorry, which is believed to belong to a Welsh haulage company completely blocked the road causing traffic chaos as a queue of cars stacked up behind it.

As well as holding up motorists, the blockage also held up the annual parade.

Families had gathered at Events Square in Falmouth ready for the parade which would take them through the town, finishing at The Moor where schools were due to perform a number of Christmas songs and carols before the lights were switched on.

The lorry became stuck on Swanpool Street and delayed the parade by around 25 minutes (Image: Sally Adams)

The parade was supposed to start at 5.30pm but it still hadn’t started 25 minutes later.

Devon and Cornwall Police on the scene helped to manoeuvre the huge truck and get the road cleared.

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