Crumbs! Biscuit lorry spills Ginger Nuts and Bourbons across busy road

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The road reopened after the biscuits were cleared away. (SWNS)
The road reopened after the biscuits were cleared away. (SWNS)

A lorry carrying tonnes of McVitie's biscuits caused traffic chaos after shedding its load of Ginger Nuts and Bourbon Creams across a busy road.

Police were called after the HGV spilled hundreds of packets of biscuits over the carriageway in Derbyshire on Monday.

The road was closed while the huge clean-up operation began with officers joking they were trying to "digest" the issue.

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The road had to be closed while the biscuits were cleaned up.(SWNS)
The road had to be closed while the biscuits were cleaned up.(SWNS)
Most of the biscuits dropped were ginger nuts and bourbons. (SWNS)
Most of the biscuits dropped were ginger nuts and bourbons. (SWNS)

Derbyshire Police officers from Erewash Response tweeted dramatic pictures of the aftermath of the crash and wrote: "Sandiacre - Ilkeston Road.

"Please bare with us this evening whilst we try and ‘digest’ this issue….

"A lorry load of McVities finest have decided to abandon ship causing a slight obstruction!

"Can anyone bring us a brew."

One person replied: "That really takes the biscuit...was it at a Tea-junction?"

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Police said they needed a moment to
Police said they needed a moment to "digest" the situation. (SWNS)

Another joked: "Drove past earlier with a cup of tea, got done for dunk driving"

A third put "will need a stiff drink after cleaning that up, perhaps a bourbon" while another said: "What a load of crumbs!! Guess that's how the cookie crumbles."

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