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Author Topic: One of many delays on the motorway network today, 5th August 2017  (Read 3221 times)
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« on: August 05, 2017, 09:46:41 pm »

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Up to 24 tonnes of flour and 200 litres of diesel have been spilt across the M5 in a crash.


Previously-bagged flour was left strewn across the southbound carriageway in a collision between a lorry and a car towing a caravan at about 04:30 BST.

One lane remains closed between junctions 14 and 15 in Gloucestershire amid a clean-up operation.

Highways England said work to clear the flour, debris and fuel spillage will be completed overnight.

Wiltshire Police said there were no reports of serious injury.


Not quite sure why Wiltshire Police were issuing statements.

But not to worry, it's scone now. And I note it was on the southbound carriageway rather than yeastbound.

The delays were the last thing holidaymakers kneaded.
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2017, 10:07:41 pm »

Been an awful couple of days for holidaymakers using the M5. Yesterday Somerset today Gloucestershire on a motorway that's packed on summer weekends and that's without any accidents.
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2017, 10:16:16 pm »

But not to worry, it's scone now. And I note it was on the southbound carriageway rather than yeastbound.

The delays were the last thing holidaymakers kneaded.


Well done.  I always thought you were well bread.  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2017, 10:34:37 pm »

The delays were the last thing holidaymakers kneaded.


That takes the biscuit!
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2017, 06:05:36 am »

The crash must have been hair raising even if the flour was only self raising.
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2017, 08:18:06 am »

At least the authorities need not worry about a clean up operation, given the flour was self raising.
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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2017, 09:51:23 am »

...I thought all of those jokes above are a bit Corny....
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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2017, 01:31:11 pm »

All they needed was a bit of starch to stiffen the mix and then it would be good to open to traffic  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2017, 06:50:38 pm »

All they needed was a bit of starch to stiffen the mix and then it would be good to open to traffic  Grin

Hmm... A new way to fix potholes? Grin
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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2017, 11:54:48 pm »

The BBC have edited the news item to attribute the police statement to the correct force, Avon & Somerset. Could do with also amending the location of the incident to South Gloucestershire.

A debate to be had about public bodies persisting with 'Avon' in their names. Perhaps rename the police force the, "Bristol, Somerset, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire Constabulary."

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« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2017, 09:10:54 am »

Perhaps rename the police force the, "Bristol, Somerset, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire Constabulary."

Atrebatia Constabulary?   

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« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2017, 09:17:13 am »

Perhaps rename the police force the, "Bristol, Somerset, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire Constabulary."

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Just leave it as Avon, I'm picturing the Police smashing a door down shouting "Avon calling"!
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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2017, 10:14:35 am »

Perhaps rename the police force the, "Bristol, Somerset, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire Constabulary."

Atrebatia Constabulary?   

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Just leave it as Avon, I'm picturing the Police smashing a door down shouting "Avon calling"!


Or maybe Greater Bristol Constabulary - then people would actually know where it was!

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« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2017, 10:19:21 am »

I can imagine people in Yeovil being thrilled at being considered part of Greater Bristol.
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« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2017, 11:03:17 am »

That's a fair point - south of Mendip is beyond Bristol's pale.
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