Lorry tips load of cauliflowers onto roundabout over major road

An articulated lorry loaded with cauliflowers has overturned near a major route in and out of the North-east after an early morning accident. North Yorkshire Police’s roads group said the wagon overturned on the Scotch Corner roundabout near the A1 around 5.20am, spilling its cargo onto the carriageway. Pictures from the scene posted by the police show mounds of the vegetables spilling from their crates as the lorry lies on its side.

The driver was not injured, said police, and there was minimum congestion at the time of the accident. A clear up operation has begun and traffic reports from the scene say one lane on the roundabout is closed whilst the vehicle and its contents are removed. “This occurred 05.20 this morning on Scotch Corner roundabout when an artic loaded with cauliflowers overturned.

Main thing is the drivers fine and there is minimum congestion. However bear it in mind, there maybe hold ups when it is recovered,” said the force’s Roads Policing Group.

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The officers even managed a ‘cheesy’ quip or two on their incident report following the 5.20am ‘caulision’ citing the road surface was fine as nothing had ‘leeked’ from the truck. AA Traffic News said traffic was coping well in the area on Tuesday morning as the vehicle was recovered.

“One lane closed due to rolled over vehicle on A66 at A1(M) J53 (Scotch Corner),” said the AA. “Traffic is coping well. Lane one (of two) is closed on the Scotch Corner roundabout above the A1(M).

Cameras also show that there is fog in the area.”

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