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'Marmite' motorway clean-up begins


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A large-scale clean-up operation is under way after a tanker carrying more than 20 tonnes of yeast extract - believed to be Marmite - overturned on a busy motorway.


Police shut a section of the M1 in South Yorkshire at around 10.15pm on Monday following the incident, which saw the vehicle crash and and spill its contents onto the carriageway.


The road remains closed in both directions between junction 32 and 33 near Sheffield and is expected to cause delays for rush hour commuters.


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Other odd spills on our roads have been


March - a beer spill on the M74 in Lanarkshire saw a lorry lose thousands of cans of Stella Artois as they were strewn across two lanes.

A major clean-up operation was needed to remove the cans of lager.


June last year - gallons of milk were spilled on the M69 near Hinckley, Leicestershire, when a van overturned.

Firefighters were called in to mop up the milk with absorbent matting and water, causing the road to be closed for several hours.

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I worked as a contract sparky on Kellogs for years in the 90's and one day one of their trucks fell over on the roundabout near Urmston going on to the Motorway....


In less than 20 minutes, most of the contents had been carried off into the big council estate by gangs of scallys!! :D

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