Mashed potato spillage closes road in North Yorkshire

Mashed potato, of the 'instant' variety' has clogged the A64 near Malton, in North Yorkshire. Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Motorists have been urged to avoid the A64 near Malton, North Yorkshire, after a lorry spilled its load of instant mashed potato.

The mash is said to have swelled up as it covered the road causing a number of drivers to skid.

The police spokeswoman said nobody was injured in the incident.