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Troubles for traffic as portable toilet topples over on Barnstaple’s Taw Bridge

16:26 12 August 2014

A runaway portable toilet brought traffic trouble to Barnstaple bridge. (For illustration only).

A runaway portable toilet brought traffic trouble to Barnstaple bridge. (For illustration only).


Bridge ‘strewn with toilet paper’ after this afternoon’s ‘little accident’...

The Taw Bridge in Barnstaple.The Taw Bridge in Barnstaple.

A little accident caused problems for traffic flow on Taw Bridge in Barnstaple this afternoon (Tuesday) after a portable toilet toppled over.

Witnesses said the plastic loo had apparently blown off a trailer and left a bit of a mess, with toilet paper strewn everywhere and trapped in the guard barrier.

It is understood the blockage is now cleared and traffic moving again after the errant loo was recovered.

It is not known if the chemical toilet was full or empty at the time of the incident…

* Did you get caught up in the potty antics, or was it just a bog standard incident? Email your comments or pictures to or tweet to @northdevon24


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