The colourful crash, lorry spills its inky load

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A spilt lorry load normally takes a bit of clearing up, but we reckon this one will take a little more than most to sort out.

The lorry was travelling on a motorway ramp in Massachusetts last week when it turned over, spilling its load of ink cartridges. The result was as spectacularly colourful as you might have hoped, with reds, blues, greens and yellows all changing the colour of the truck, the road and even the snow on the verge.

Thankfully the ink was said to not be toxic in any way, but an environmental clean-up company was called in nonetheless.

Officials from the Massachusetts state Department of Environmental Protection were also on the scene, monitoring the cleaning operation. The ramp remained closed for several hours.