Traffic built in the Sticklepath area of Barnstaple as tractors rallied together to clear the escaped hay bales.

DOZENS of hay bales caused chaos on Bickington Road on Saturday evening when a tractor's trailer overturned.

The main road looked more like a farmyard scene as several tractors rallied together to remove the bales out of the way of traffic at around 7.15pm.

Congestion built in the area with some motorists turning around to seek alternative routes through the town while the bales were cleared.

Photos: For more photos of the escaped hay bales being cleared, click the gallery link on the right hand side.