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Road blocked as Carlsberg lorry sheds load in Towcester

Beer kegs on the road, having falling from a lorry on the A43 near Towcester. Image copyright Lee Hillyard
Image caption The Carlsberg lorry had been carrying 380 beer kegs, police said

Hundreds of beer kegs partially blocked a busy roundabout when they fell off a lorry.

The Carlsberg-branded vehicle shed most of its 380-keg load at the A43 and Brackley Road junction near Towcester just before midday.

A Northamptonshire Police officer tweeted one lane had been blocked, causing slight delays.

The company said the spillage involved a lorry belonging to a logistics partner.

A spokeswoman said: "We're aware of the lorry incident in Towcester and extend our thanks to the police for assisting with the clear-up.

"We apologise for any inconvenience this caused drivers."

Carlsberg has a brewery and its UK head office in nearby Northampton.

Image copyright Lee Hillyard
Image caption The shed load blocked one lane at the A43 and Brackley Road roundabout

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