Avoiding crash creates mash on road

By Laurence Gibbons contact

- Last updated on GMT

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A spillage of mashed potato forced police to close the A64 in North Yorkshire for six hours
A spillage of mashed potato forced police to close the A64 in North Yorkshire for six hours
North Yorkshire police were forced to close a section of the A64 for almost six hours after a lorry spilled mashed potato onto the carriageway trying to avoid a crash.

The Clive Warcup Transport lorry lost a quarter of its contents onto the road at Crambeck Junction near Malton as it was travelling westbound towards York at 3.25pm on Saturday (June 21).

A spokeswoman for North Yorkshire police told FoodManufacture.co.uk that there were no other cars involved and nobody was injured.

‘Shed its load’

“The driver put his breaks on to stop because of traffic ahead and shed its load,”​ she added. “We are not investigating the incident. Lorries shed their load from time-to-time.”

Emergency services used various methods to clear the potato, with a residue of product sticking to the surface after the majority had been ploughed away, North Yorkshire police said.

Police and the fire service closed the road in both directions at the Castle Howard Junction until 9.15pm, while the road was cleared.

The incident caused extreme tailbacks on the Scarborough road.

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