Spilled the beans - motorists warned to drive carefully

A spillage of beans is causing disruption at Holdingham Roundabout, Sleaford. EMN-151009-155301001
A spillage of beans is causing disruption at Holdingham Roundabout, Sleaford. EMN-151009-155301001

Motorists were warned to take care and expect delays due to disruption after incident involving a spillage of beans on a busy road on the outskirts of Sleaford.

The spill happened at the roundabout junction of Grantham Road and the A15 at Quarrington at about 2.30pm yesterday (Thursday).

Sleaford Police warned on Twitter that the big bean spillage had made the road very slippery and motorists were advised to drive carefully while the mess was being cleaned up.

PCSO Patrick Welby of Sleaford policing team said the dried beans had spilled from a passing tractor and trailer.

He said: “The call came in that there was gravel on the roundabout and when I got there they were actually dried beans that had just been harvested. There was a patch about 15ft by 6ft across and two inches thick of beans and to step on them was like walking on marbles on glass.

“So I and another colleague brushed the worst off then informed highways to clear the rest. It would have been lethal for motorbikes.”

They did catch up with the tractor driver, who apologised.