“A paramedic in a rapid response vehicle was then dispatched and attended the patient’s address.”The patient was treated at the scene and a second ambulance took the patient to Salisbury District Hospital for further treatment.”Andrew Martin, service director for highways at Dorset County Council, said: “In 2016 we implemented an advisory one-way system for HGVs to reduce the chances of two HGVs passing on the narrow parts of both the C13 and A350 roads between Shaftesbury and Blandford.”We were recently awarded £2.5million of government funding for a range of improvements on these two roads. We are currently consulting with local communities on a range of options and are listening to their feedback.”This incident and others will be investigated to help us find the best solutions to keep traffic and freight moving safely and freely.” Paramedics were on their way to a patient in an emergency when they met an oncoming HGVCredit: SaveDinahsHollow/BNPS William Kenealy, chairman of Melbury Abbas and Cann Parish Council, said: “The road is physically too small for so many vehicles of such great size to pass through.”The structure of the road and the nature of traffic passing through it at the moment means jams are continually occurring.”The issue is even more concerning when you see pictures like this, which show an emergency vehicle getting stuck.”The one way system put in place by the council needs to be looked at again, it’s obviously not working.”A South Western Ambulance Service spokesman said: “A call was received from the NHS 111 service relating to a patient at an address in Gillingham.”An ambulance was on its way to the scene within a few minutes but was involved in an incident at Melbury Abbas. It arrived about an hour after the initial 999 call – a delay of about 30 minutes.It is the latest jam to blight the village, which locals claim is getting blocked up to 20 times a week with lorries following the “ridiculous” decision to re-route them.Highways bosses at Dorset County Council put up signs directing southbound HGVs to use the C13 road in Melbury Abbas instead of the main A350 which runs parallel. Sign put up by frustrated localsCredit:GrahamHunt/BNPS The ambulance became stuck at around 12.20pm on Monday while on its way to the patient at an address eight miles north in Gillingham. Residents have amassed a collection of photos of lorries getting stuckCredit:SaveDinahsHollow/BNPS Northbound HGVs remain unaffected and the idea is to create an unofficial one-way system for lorries. It is part of a £2.5m strategy to improve the A350.However, villagers say the change has created chaos and are urging the local authority to ditch the experiment. An ambulance on a blue-light emergency call got stuck for 30 minutes due to a traffic experiment to divert lorries through a village.Paramedics were on their way to a patient in an emergency when they met an oncoming HGV on the narrow road in Melbury Abbas, Dorset.The two vehicles attempted to pass each other, but ended up getting wedged. After it became clear the ambulance was unable to pull clear, the crew radioed for another one to be sent to the casualty. The village is getting blocked up to 20 times a week, locals sayCredit: SaveDinahsHollow/BNPS After the paramedics told call handlers about the accident they were called off and a rapid response vehicle followed by a second ambulance were sent instead.The ambulance did not arrive at the address until 12.43pm, almost an hour after the initial call.South Western Ambulance Service classed the call as a category two, for serious but not life threatening conditions. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.