Instant mashed potato spill closes highway

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QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:21 PM ET

A section of a highway in North Yorkshire, England, was closed in both directions Saturday after a truck shed its load of instant mashed potato.

The Press, a newspaper in York, quoted a police spokeswoman as saying, "Instant mash is covering the road and cars have skidded as a result of the mash swelling up."

The paper reported that police closed the A 64 in both directions to so that the overturned vehicle could be recovered while the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service cleared the road of mash.


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