Christmas dinner fears as Brussels sprouts lorry overturns on Scottish road

Police today warned of a blight to Christmas dinners - after a Brussels sprouts lorry overturned in Fife.

Monday, 16th December 2019, 7:16 pm
The vegetables spilled over the road in Rosyth.

A trailer attached to a lorry toppled over on the Queensferry Road roundabout in Rosyth, spilling the festive vegetables over the road.

It is understood that no-one was hurt in the incident, which officers said may affect "traffic and Christmas dinners".

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: "We are currently in attendance at Queensferry Road roundabout where a vehicle was pulling a trailer which has overturned. There are not believed to be any injuries. Officers are at the scene and the spillage is described as being Brussels sprouts."

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South West Fife Police wrote on Twitter: "There’s been a bit of a #BrusselSprouts accident at the roundabout at Admiralty Road, #Rosyth. Please avoid the area if possible. Traffic and #Christmas dinners may be affected. Apologies for any delays..."

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Twitter user Jo Rickman responded: "Just passed it. Hope everyone involved is okay. Shame about the sprouts though!!!"

Brussels sprouts generate around £16.5 million for the Scottish economy every year, with millions grown by Scottish farmers.