Drivers in Derbyshire found themselves obstructed by an avalanche of biscuits when a lorry spilled hundreds of McVitie’s packets across a main road.
Derbyshire constabulary were called to Ilkeston Road, in Sandiacre, at about 4.30pm Monday after the road and pavement were strewn with Ginger Nuts and Bourbon Creams. A rescue operation for the fallen biscuits concluded more than seven hours later.
“It took officers a moment to digest the scene in front of them, however they didn’t crumble and ensured that traffic was able to continue moving nicely,” a Derbyshire constabulary spokesperson said.
“While recovery had to approach the scene gingerly, after a bit of hobnobbing to ensure all the right forms were filled out they had the wagon wheels rolling.”
A photograph of the goods lorry showed a large tear in the plastic wrapping that had held the biscuit boxes in place.
The police Twitter account Erewash Response wrote: “A lorryload of McVitie’s finest have decided to abandon ship causing a slight obstruction.”