Police called to spuds spill

Shirley Giles at the accident scene on Friday.

Shirley Giles at the accident scene on Friday.

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Traffic on the A17 was slowed on Friday when crates of seed potatoes slipped off the back of a trailer at the roundabout at the foot of Cross Keys Bridge.

Resident Shirley Giles said: “The crates were loosely secured and the crates all slipped off, over the road, grass and footpath.

“No one was hurt in the incident.

“If the crates are too securely tied and an accident happens, such as this, then the weight of the crates and trailer would bring the tractor over also, therefore injuring or trapping the driver.”

Mrs Giles said the road was cleared by the farmer concerned.

She said traffic was slowed down, but the road remained passable.