Hundreds of McVitie's biscuits spill onto road sparking disruption

A seven hour clean-up operation took place after a lorry spilled hundreds of ginger nuts and bourbon creams on a Derbyshire road.

Hundreds of McVitie’s biscuits spill onto Ilkeston Road, Sandiacre, sparking disruption Erewash Response via Supplied

A major clean-up operation was taken out on a busy road in Derbyshire after a lorry carrying hundreds of McVitie’s biscuits spilled its load.

The Derbyshire constabulary were called out to the incident on Ilkeston Road, Sandiacre, at around 4.30pm on Monday.

Pictures from the scene show hundreds of McVitie’s biscuits spilled all over the road, including ginger nuts and bourbon creams.

The clean-up operation took over seven hours.Erewash Response via Supplied

An emergency response team put traffic restrictions in place as the clean-up operation took place, which took over seven hours.

A Derbyshire constabulary spokesperson said: “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.

“While recovery had to approach the scene gingerly, after a bit of hobnobbing to ensure that all the right forms were filled out they soon had the wagon wheels rolling.”

The incident took place on Ilkeston Road, Sandiacre.

Erewash Response joked about the incident on Twitter, writing: “Please bear with us this evening whilst we try and ‘digest’ this issue…. a lorry load of @McVities finest have decided to abandon ship causing a slight obstruction!”

In a follow up tweet, the account confirmed that the issue had been resolved, adding: “Big boys with big toys from @CrouchRecovery have turned up now.

“These experts will have it sorted in no time.”

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