Tomato puree spillage leaves road looking like 'horror film' set

A street in Cambridgeshire looked like a scene from a “horror movie” after tomato puree was spilled on the tarmac in a truck accident.

The 23-mile stretch of the A14 west from Cambridge to Brampton was closed after two trucks collided on Tuesday evening.

Cambridgeshire Police tweeted, “What looked like the set of a horror movie was actually thousands of crushed tomatoes.”

Several social media users got the message right with a tweet: “I made the pasta. It took a while for the traffic to have ketchup. “

“And I imagine when the cars open again, will they have to go slowly?” joked another.

Others said it was lucky that the crash didn’t take place at Spaghetti Junction.

The road block was lifted on Wednesday at 2:03 p.m.

Ahead of the road reopening, a Highways England spokesman said, “Where the incident occurred around 7:10 pm last night, there is emergency remediation that involved two trucks, one of which lost its load and damaged the pavement.”

The Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Roads Policing Unit confirmed on Twitter that two vehicles were involved and one driver was injured.

Police said an investigation into the incident is ongoing.


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