Mashed Potato Disaster Closes Yorkshire Road

By Gary Cutlack on at

A road in North Yorkshire was closed for five hours over the weekend, after a lorry shed its load of instant mashed potato granules. Surface moisture turned the granules into potato, creating a tasty potato-based slush that made the road too treacherous for traffic. North Yorks police said grit, chemicals, snow ploughs and hoses were used to clear it up. [NYP via Independent]