Lorry load of McVities biscuits causes travel chaos after major spillage

Drivers heading along a country road had their rush hour plans chewed up when a lorry load of biscuits spilled onto the ground.

Packets and some crumbs from several McVitie's brands could be seen strewn across Ilkeston Road in Sandiacre, Derbyshire following a malfunction on the outside of the heavy goods vehicle.

Traffic was affected in both directions by the unusual incident around 5pm on Monday (April 4), DerbyshireLive reports.

One image from the roadside depicted a scene of crunchy chaos as the blue lorry was trailed by large numbers of Ginger Nuts, many of which had been flung out of their packets and onto the tarmac.

Another showed the side of the truck with its left compartment fully exposed and several piles of cardboard boxes appearing to have toppled over in an apparent domino effect.

Police officers could be seen in the background attending the scene.

Appearing to see the tasty side of the incident, an Erewash police officer said: “Please bear with us this evening whilst we try and ‘digest’ this issue. A lorry load of McVitie’s finest have decided to abandon ship causing a slight obstruction!”

A later tweet from the force's official account showed two large recovery vehicles preparing to tow the lorry away, accompanied by a post that read: "Big boys with big toys from have turned up now. These experts will have it sorted in no time."

Naturally, many took advantage of the situation online to have a pop at their own biscuity one-liners.

One internet commenter simply wrote "Oh crumbs", while one Twitter user quipped: "I just need to digest what has happened here."

Another may have dunked the best pun of them all when he asked: "Was it at a tea junction?"

Last June a lorry travelling on the A14 through Cambridgeshire crashed and spilled tonnes of tomato puree all over the road, leaving some to ask whether the mess 'was suitable for traffic to passata safe distance'.

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