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Mashed potato spillage on road in Bishop's Stortford

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The mashed potato spillage
The mashed potato spillage

Motorists had to keep their eyes peeled after a lorry spilled part of its load of mashed potato in Bishop's Stortford this afternoon (Wednesday).

The mashed potato spillage
The mashed potato spillage

The spillage happened on the A1184 St James Way, between the Tesco and A120 roundabouts.

PC Gibbs was on patrol around the town when he noticed that a Latvian-registered lorry was shedding its load.

He got the driver to pull over, who explained that a car had pulled out in front of him, so he had swerved to avoid a collision. As a result, some of his load had slopped over the side of the lorry.

Moments later, a fire and rescue crew stopped PC Gibbs to tell him they had received reports of a white substance over the road. They discovered it was mashed potato for animal feed.

The spillage was cleared up by Hertfordsire Highways, which gritted the road, minimising any danger to motorists.

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