Friday, 19 September 2014

A Sticky Situation

Just like buses, you wait all day for a summer madness story, and then three come along at once ....

The E45 road near Sunne in West Sweden was the scene of an unusual accident when the road became impassable following a strange accident in July 2014.

A lorry's back-doors flew open and the load poured on to the road .... police had to hose down and clear 330 feet (100 metres) of roadway.

The Road To Tosseberger Was A Sticky Patch

And the cause of this was a vast amount of preserved fruit, known as pancake jam in Sweden. Now even I have to admit, that's an unusual traffic jam ..... sorry!

But strangely, this only a week or so after a mash up on a road in A64 near Malton, in Yorkshire when a lorry accidentally shed its load of ..... mash potatoes, at about 3.30pm on the 21st of June 2014.

One witness said: ‘It was like a sea of white. I was about a mile away from where it happened but I could still see it."

Mashed Potato ..... like a sea of white"

North Yorkshire Police closed the road for several hours after the incident, but nobody was injured in the incident ..... but unbelievably, this was actually the second potato spillage in the UK that month, there was another similar spillage at  Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, when a lorry spilled its load of mashed potato that was due to be used in animal feed.

The road was closed for three hours, while rescue workers scraped the potato from the road and hosed it down. 


  1. I heard that a few bangers went through the mash before it got cleared up :-)

    1. Groan .... Well it was Jammie Dodgems up in Sweden ....


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