A5 Blocked As Lorry Spills 20 Tonnes Of Pasta And Bolognese Sauce In Shropshire

It has prompted some SERIOUS puns.

12/09/2016 15:12 | Updated 12 September 2016

A main road has been blocked in both directions after a lorry shed its load of pasta and bolognese sauce.

The vehicle spilled 20 tonnes of the Italian foods on the A5 in Shropshire, causing the road to shut in both directions.

According to the Shropshire Star, the incident took place near the B4397, between Shrewsbury and Oswestry.

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The incident took place on the A5 near Shotatton

A statement from West Mercia Police said: “Shortly after 11.30am today we received a report of a lorry shedding its load of pasta and sauce on the A5 at Shottaton.

“Highways and the environment agency is aware and dealing.

“Diversions are in place and the road is expected to be closed for several hours.”

The reaction to the incident on social media naturally included a range of pasta-based puns... 

Even the BBC got involved...

Yes, a 'saucy mess'
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