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.
"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."
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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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