Tomato puree spillage closed A14 in Cambridgeshire

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Two lorries crashed, causing one to shed its load of tomato puree

A section of major road turned bright red after a lorry crash caused a spillage of tomato puree and olive oil.

The crash happened not at Spaghetti Junction but on the A14 near Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire, on Tuesday evening.

The driver of one of the two trucks was taken to hospital but has since been discharged.

Social media users could not resist weighing in with puns, with one calling it "a disaster, puree simple".

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One BBC Radio 2 listener asked if it "was suitable for traffic to passata safe distance"

One BBC Radio 2 listener asked if it "was suitable for traffic to passata safe distance", while another tweet read: "Some of our drivers had to go pasta this earlier today. They are starting to ketchup after the delay though."

A 23-mile (37km) stretch of the road was closed but has since reopened.

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The crash happened close to Godmanchester on Tuesday evening

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