Carrots turn side of Southland highway orange

Hundreds of carrots line the Waipahi Highway in Southland after a truck lost its load yesterday. Photo: NZ Police
Hundreds of carrots line the Waipahi Highway in Southland after a truck lost its load yesterday. Photo: NZ Police
It has long been said that eating carrots helps improve your eyesight. But you would be forgiven for thinking you were seeing things if you drove the Waipahi Highway in the last 12 hours or so.

One motorist sent a video to the Otago Daily Times this morning showing hundreds of carrots lining the highway.

Police said they received a report yesterday at about 12.15pm of a truck losing its load on State Highway 1 between Gore and Clinton, near the settlement of Arthurton.

"There were a lot of carrots strewn on the road," a police spokeswoman said.

The road was closed for a short time while it was cleaned up, she said.

However motorists today said that even though the road was clear, there were still hundreds of the orange vegetable lining the highway.

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