Road Closed After Lorry Drops Thousands Of Fish
Motorists were shocked to see thousands of fish lying in the middle of a busy dual carriageway. Clearly there was something fishy going on (sorry).
The A39, near Truro in Cornwall, was blocked for almost three hours after a lorry carrying fish shed its load onto the road - not the ideal plaice for that to happen (sorry, again).
The incident happened yesterday (9 January) at around 2.30pm, and according to motorists people could smell the fish more than a mile away. Some people said they were left close to chucking up due to the stench. I hope they're felling betta now (I really am sorry).
Passenger Nick Flower said: "We were stuck in the traffic for 45 minutes prior to passing the lorry, but we could smell the fish from over a mile away.
"When we passed there were trails of fish for 150 yards down the road and what looked like a slush on the road from the contents of the lorry.
"There was three police vehicles and one fire engine on the scene.
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"We had just spent the day in Truro shopping for my girlfriend's birthday. It's just the last thing you expect to see coming out of Truro."
A second road user added: "It was such a disgusting smell that we were almost sick as we drove past. There were so many fish it was impossible to count, but it is not often you see a main road looking like that."
You can say that again, mate.
A clean-up crew were called to the area and the road reopened again at around 5pm.
A spokeswoman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Police were called at around 2.25pm with reports a lorry had shed a load of fish on the A390 at Truro near Penmount Crematorium.
"Clear-up and recovery of the vehicle was arranged and the road was cleared at 5pm."
Thank cod for that (I can't stop).
A spokesperson for Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service added: "An appliance from Truro and an officer are working together with Police and Environment Agency to safely clear the road of fish entrails that have fallen from a lorry.
"Firefighters have helped to repack the fish onto the lorry and are using hose reels to wash away debris from the carriageway into a safe area."
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